mining impacts on biodiversity in south africa

  • South AfricaScienceDirect

    2019-1-1 · South Africa has the second longest coastline on the African continent and spans two oceans. The confluence of the Benguela and Agulhas Currents off South Africa results in their dynamics being complex and often unpredictable although it is these dynamic ocean systems that contribute to the high biodiversity and productivity of the South African coastal and marine ecosystems.

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  • South AfricaScienceDirect

    2019-1-1 · South Africa has the second longest coastline on the African continent and spans two oceans. The confluence of the Benguela and Agulhas Currents off South Africa results in their dynamics being complex and often unpredictable although it is these dynamic ocean systems that contribute to the high biodiversity and productivity of the South African coastal and marine ecosystems.

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  • Mining s Impacts on Forests Chatham House

    2020-10-14 · While mining is not always a primary direct driver of deforestation and forest degradation its indirect and cumulative forest impacts can be significant. Up to one-third of the world s forests may already be affected by mining with regions such as the Amazon the Congo Basin and Southeast Asia at

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  • Mining and Biodiversitywwfafrica.awsassets.panda

    2020-6-12 · SAMBF South Africa Mining and Biodiversity Forum government to mitigate manage and monitor the impacts of the mining sector in order to protect our valuable water resources. It stated that sustainable economic development water and food Spearheaded by the South African Mining and Biodiversity Forum (SAMBF)which is facilitated

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  • impacts mining in environments in africaliberton.pl

    Environmental ImpactsDiamond mining in South africa. Mining has had a large impact on environmental sustainability in South Africa and will continue to affect the area into the future. Open-pit mining in mines like Kimberley have created large deep pits which grew wider and filled up with water during rainfall it can increase up to 20 metres

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  • COMPARING THE EQUATOR PRINCIPLES IFC

    2021-3-26 · Figure 1 A map of South Africa showing coal deposits biodiversity water and food overlaps (Source Ah-Shene Ncube 2014) The problems that South Africa is facing in terms of managing the impacts of mining on biodiversity are attributed to the fact

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  • Mining and the African Environment

    Africa s major metal mines are inside or within 10 km of a protected area considerably more than the 25 in both Asia and South America (Duran´ et al. 2013). The immediate relatively local environmental impacts of mining per se may be dwarfed by the potentially far more wide-ranging impacts of mining infrastructure and socioeconomic change.

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  • Biodiversity offsets in South Africachallenges and

    2020-4-9 · South Africa is the third most biologically diverse country in the world (Cadman et al. 2010) and an emerging economy with ambitious development plans. Biodiversity offsets were first considered in South Africa more than a decade ago as a mechanism to remedy the residual adverse impacts

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  • Mining and Biodiversity Evaluating EAP WWF South Africa

    2021-5-31 · Released in September 2014 the Mining and Biodiversity Evaluating EAP standards in the sector study was funded by the WWF Nedbank Green Trust and commissioned by WWF South Africa off the back of key findings in the 2011 WWF-SA report titled Coal and Water Futures in South Africa the case for protecting headwaters in the Enkangala grasslands.

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  • Current and projected mining impacts on grasslands

    2021-2-5 · Current and projected mining impacts on grasslands wetlands and watersheds Biodiversity and Conservation. Mining biodiversity Introduction • The mining and biodiversity sectors have very differing goals and mandates making the integration of biodiversity into the mining sector particularly 5 of South Africa s major river

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  • Chapter 11. Mining and biodiversityCSIRO

    Mining and biodiversityCSIRO. Chapter 11. Mining and biodiversity. This chapter looks at the main impacts of mining on biodiversity and how these can be appropriately managed through processes like strategic regional assessments use of bioindicators in rehabilitation and biodiversity offsets. This opens in a new window.

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  • Mega climate shocks for SA biodiversity — government

    2019-10-11 · Ninety scientific institutions led by the South African National Biodiversity Institute have released a shock report that unveils waves of unprecedented climate impacts tearing across South Africa

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  • Current and projected mining impacts on grasslands

    2021-2-5 · Current and projected mining impacts on grasslands wetlands and watersheds Biodiversity and Conservation. Mining biodiversity Introduction • The mining and biodiversity sectors have very differing goals and mandates making the integration of biodiversity into the mining sector particularly 5 of South Africa s major river

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  • Biodiversity and miningSANBI

    Biodiversity and mining. The mining industry plays a vital role in South Africa s growth and development. But if mining is not strategically planned and carefully implemented it has significant negative impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems in particular on the catchments rivers and wetlands that deliver water-related services to people.

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  • Mining-relevant legislationBiodiversity Advisor

    Applying the law (as a minimum requirement) is one of the six principles outlined in the Mining and Biodiversity Guideline that should be applied towards good decision making when addressing biodiversity issues and impacts in a mining context. South Africa has sound environmental legislation aimed at achieving sustainable development including laws that support public participation impact

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  • Progresses in restoration of post-mining landscape in Africa

    2018-3-19 · Mining alters the natural landscape and discharges large volumes of wastes that pose serious pollution hazards to the environment to human health and to agriculture. As a result the recent 2 decades have witnessed a global surge in research on post-mining landscape restoration yielding a suite of techniques including physical chemical biological (also known as phytoremediation) and

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  • Bridging the research–implementation gap Mainstreaming

    2018-5-30 · The mining sector in South Africa is one of the production sectors that impacts biodiversity. South Africa has an abundance of mineral resources and a large mining sector. In 2015 mining directly contributed 8 of the country s gross domestic product (GDP) and was a significant source of employment (4.7 of the employed workforce IDC 2016).

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  • Study of Sand Mining and Related Environmental

    2017-6-19 · impacts of sand mining. Background of the Study Area The Nzhelele River is a major watercourse in Limpopo Province of South Africa. The river s catchment area comprises 2 436 km 2. This river meanders in a northeastward direction across a wide plain that contains considerable biodiversity including numerous large mammals such

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  • Biodiversity and miningSANBI

    Biodiversity and mining. The mining industry plays a vital role in South Africa s growth and development. But if mining is not strategically planned and carefully implemented it has significant negative impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems in particular on the catchments rivers and wetlands that deliver water-related services to people.

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  • Bridging the researchâ implementation gap

    The mining sector in South Africa is one of the production sectors that impacts biodiversity. South Africa has an abundance of mineral resources and a large mining sector. In 2015 mining directly contributed 8 of the country s gross domestic product (GDP) and was a significant source of employment (4.7 of the employed workforce IDC 2016).

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  • Business and Biodiversity in South Africa Department of

    Business and Biodiversity in South Africa. We are pleased to announce that the 2018 National Biodiversity and Business Indaba will be taking place in Johannesburg from 3031 October. Centred on the theme of Biodiversity Offsetting for the Benefit of Biodiversity and Business the Indaba will focus on case studies as well as biodiversity

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  • impacts mining in environments in africaliberton.pl

    Environmental ImpactsDiamond mining in South africa. Mining has had a large impact on environmental sustainability in South Africa and will continue to affect the area into the future. Open-pit mining in mines like Kimberley have created large deep pits which grew wider and filled up with water during rainfall it can increase up to 20 metres

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  • Mining and the African EnvironmentThe Society for

    2013-10-28 · By creating and improving infrastructural networks mining could have major impacts on the spatial patterns of rural development in Africa. Mining roads will certainly encourage major movements of populations into hitherto sparsely populated regions and this will increase pressures from land clearing and bushmeat hunting for local consumption (Wilkie Carpenter 1999 Brashares et al .

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  • SMALL-SCALE ARTISA NAL MINING IMPACTS ON

    2019-12-16 · The extent of impacts on biodiversity from artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) depend on the type of mining the area in which it is occurring and the location. Some communities have practiced local small-scale hard-rock mining for generations with minor local impacts

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  • USING BIODIVERSITY PLANS TO GUIDE MITIGATION AND

    2017-5-25 · a life of mine of 19 years. Open-pit mining would have a larger impact on biodiversity but 1 ERM 240 Main Road Rondebosch Cape Town South Africa Email Jessica.Hughes erm 2 Black Mountain Mining P/Bay X01 8893 3 21 Menin Ave Claremont 7708 4 43 Sea Cottage Drive Noordhoek 7979 5 84 Clearwater Road Lynnwood Glen 0081 South Africa

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  • Mining and Biodiversitywwfafrica.awsassets.panda

    2020-6-12 · SAMBF South Africa Mining and Biodiversity Forum government to mitigate manage and monitor the impacts of the mining sector in order to protect our valuable water resources. It stated that sustainable economic development water and food Spearheaded by the South African Mining and Biodiversity Forum (SAMBF)which is facilitated

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  • Mining and the African Environment

    Africa s major metal mines are inside or within 10 km of a protected area considerably more than the 25 in both Asia and South America (Duran´ et al. 2013). The immediate relatively local environmental impacts of mining per se may be dwarfed by the potentially far more wide-ranging impacts of mining infrastructure and socioeconomic change.

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  • USING BIODIVERSITY PLANS TO GUIDE MITIGATION AND

    2017-5-25 · a life of mine of 19 years. Open-pit mining would have a larger impact on biodiversity but 1 ERM 240 Main Road Rondebosch Cape Town South Africa Email Jessica.Hughes erm 2 Black Mountain Mining P/Bay X01 8893 3 21 Menin Ave Claremont 7708 4 43 Sea Cottage Drive Noordhoek 7979 5 84 Clearwater Road Lynnwood Glen 0081 South Africa

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  • Biodiversity and miningSANBI

    Biodiversity and mining The mining industry plays a vital role in South Africa s growth and development. But if mining is not strategically planned and carefully implemented it has significant negative impacts on biodiversity and ecosystems in particular on the catchments rivers and wetlands that deliver water-related services to people.

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  • Bridging the research–implementation gap Mainstreaming

    2018-5-30 · The mining sector in South Africa is one of the production sectors that impacts biodiversity. South Africa has an abundance of mineral resources and a large mining sector. In 2015 mining directly contributed 8 of the country s gross domestic product (GDP) and was a significant source of employment (4.7 of the employed workforce IDC 2016).

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  • The impact of gold mining on the Witwatersrand on the

    Mining of gold in the Welkom and ia areas of the Free State Province in South Africa has produced numerous gold mine tailings which contain a variety of contaminants. The extent of contamination of groundwater in the area was studied by measuring several water quality indicators at eight sampling sites and within three zones.

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  • BRIEF OVERVIEW OF POTENTIAL ECOSYSTEM IMPACTS

    mining industry see Penney et al. (2007). As bulk mining of the sea floor and large-scale dredging at these substantial depths has not taken place before there is an urgent requirement to understand the impacts of such proposed activities on the surrounding ecosystems which encompass unique biodiversity and sustain valuable natural resources.

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  • A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE TREATMENT OF

    2019-12-4 · ensure that the proposed development considers the potential impacts on the biodiversity. Studies on the state of South Africa s biodiversity have revealed that biodiversity and ecosystems in the country are under serious threat and mining is one of the major threats to the biodiversity. In 2013 the Mining and Biodiversity Guideline (DEA et

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  • Agriculture mining and wetlands interaction

    Presently this natural resource is in a degraded state and poses a major threat to human health (water and flooding) and a decline in the economy (loss of jobs and land because of flooding). Dr Johan van der Waals (Terra Soil Science) took a closer look at the impact of mining on agriculture and wetlands.

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  • Chapter 11. Mining and biodiversityCSIRO

    Mining and biodiversityCSIRO. Chapter 11. Mining and biodiversity. This chapter looks at the main impacts of mining on biodiversity and how these can be appropriately managed through processes like strategic regional assessments use of bioindicators in rehabilitation and biodiversity offsets. This opens in a new window.

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  • Effects Of Mining on the Environment and Human Health

    2021-7-10 · Strip mining destroys landscapes forests and wildlife habitats at the site of the mine when trees plants and topsoil are cleared from the mining area. This in turn leads to soil erosion and destruction of agricultural land. When rain washes the loosened

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  • Minerals and Mining Policy of South Africa Green Paper

    2021-7-5 · South Africa (along with the USA) is out of step with other major mining countries where public ownership of mineral rights has led to successful exploration and mining industries. Private ownership of mineral rights suppresses exploration activity as well as the opportunity for alternative views to be taken of the economics of mining an

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  • The impact of gold mining on the Witwatersrand on the

    Mining of gold in the Welkom and ia areas of the Free State Province in South Africa has produced numerous gold mine tailings which contain a variety of contaminants. The extent of contamination of groundwater in the area was studied by measuring several water quality indicators at eight sampling sites and within three zones.

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