The Australian minerals industry is committed to the protection of Australia’s unique environment based on sound science and robust risk-based approaches.
The industry seeks enhanced environmental, social and economic outcomes through voluntary conservation initiatives and partnerships with communities, non-governmental organisations and Indigenous organisations and communities.
Examples of voluntary conservation initiatives include species conservation and recovery projects, habitat restoration and the establishment of conservation reserves. The sector also contributes to conservation through its commitment to sustainability through avoidance, mitigation measures and offsets.
Preserving biodiversity and protecting native wildlife are an important part of the planning, operation and closure of every mining project.
Australia’s minerals industry has contributed to the recovery of threatened species and provides extensive data and resources to national biodiversity research.