Getting to know it in order to care for it
Our management approach is based on the commitments made in the EMP for each asset. These EMPs include measures intended to prevent or mitigating our impact on the components of biodiversity, and promote the conservation of the flora and fauna endemic to our host regions.
The actions we carry out are based on compliance with the commitments adopted in the Environmental Management Plans of each operation, with which we implement measures aimed at preventing and mitigating the impacts we generate on the components of biodiversity, as well as the care and conservation of the flora and fauna present in the area of influence of our operations.
Biosensory areas for wildlife conservation and protection
During 2021, we managed ten biosensory areas: five at the Calenturitas mine, with an approximate area of 762 ha; and five at the La Jagua mine, with an approximate area of 484 ha. Of these areas, three at La Jagua and two at Calenturitas are considered wildlife receiving areas. For our port operation, we protect a total of 160 ha associated with the Toribio river basin.
Wildlife rescue and relocation
We monitor the sites where our operations are located to identify and rescue any wildlife species found, as well as relocate them within the biosensory areas that have been identified for their conservation and protection. In these areas, we carry out monitoring and control measures that allow us to verify their survival and adaptation to the new ecosystem.
Biodiversity monitoring at operations
We evaluate and characterize the species of fauna and flora present within the natural areas in each of our operations, with the objective of verifying the current state of biodiversity and natural resources to define conservation strategies, as well as to analyze the composition, richness and abundance of species present in the territory. This has allowed us to know the immense diversity in the natural areas of our mining and port operations, recording a total of 127 species of birds, 25 species of mammals, 22 species of amphibians and 44 reptiles.