Mining in ecologically sensitive landscapes.

Mining in ecologically sensitive landscapes. Mark Tibbett.
Mining in ecologically sensitive landscapes.

Clayton South: CSIRO Publishing, 2015. Quarto, laminated boards, colour photographs, maps, graphs.

Explores the interface between geology and botany, and mining and conservation. Many areas of unusual geology that contain ore-bearing bodies also support unique ecological communities of plants and animals. Increasing demand to exploit rich mineral deposits can lead to a conflict between mining and conservation interests in such landscapes. This book brings together experts in the field of mining and conservation to grapple with this pressing issue and to work toward a positive outcome for all. Examples of conflicts ranging from threatened floristic endemics to human ecology are included, from Africa, the Americas and Australasia.

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