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WCS survey shows oil and mineral mining in the Greater Virunga Landscape would impact key conservation species adversely

(July 07, 2016) A study made by WCS of the potential impacts of oil and mineral mining on the Greater Virunga Landscape shows that there is nowhere in the landscape where mining can take place without affecting either a globally threatened species (on the IUCN Red List) or affecting a species only found in the Albertine Rift (endemic species). The work used species distribution models of all the threatened and endemic species in the Albertine Rift which were derived from extensive biodiversity surveys made by W...

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