Engaging the Mining Industry in Biodiversity Conservation: Potential Partnership between Conservation Organizations and the Mining Sector


Romeo B. Trono




Conservation International recognizes both the potential detrimental impacts of mining activities on biodiversity as well as the industry's potential as a genuine partner in biodiversity conservation. The presentation provides a background on Conservation International, its institutional mission, strategic pillars, and priority setting approach. Both the national as well as the global significance of the terrestrial and marine biodiversity of the Philippines are presented. The importance of biodiversity not only as a natural heritage but likewise as a critical element in promoting human well-being that will secure a safe, healthy, and productive environment for human societies as well as for sustained economic development is highlighted. Conservation International proposes some guidelines for the development of responsible mining that will mitigate potential negative impacts of the industry on biodiversity as well as provide significant support to biodiversity conservation programs.


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