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High risk wetlands atlas for Mpumalanga

Updated on April 2, 2019

The atlas brings together the relevant biodiversity data in a format that enables both mining companies and regulators to be better informed during their planning and decision-making processes. The atlas identifies key wetland landscapes in the study area that are particularly important or irreplaceable in terms of biodiversity, water resource management and other ecosystem services.  … Read more

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A case study on the impact of rehabilitation measures on wetlands impacted by acid mine drainage

Updated on April 2, 2019

The Working for Wetlands funded the rehabilitation of the degraded Zaalklapspruit wetland, which receives mining-derived pollutants, while the project team determined if the wetland’s improved hydrological functioning enhanced its ability to reduce the levels of these pollutants. The results showed a significant reduction in most pollutants following rehabilitation and a substantial return on the initial  … Read more

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A review of what is currently known about pans in South Africa

Updated on April 2, 2019

Pans are unique in form, function, and biota, and particularly sensitive to the impacts of opencast mining.They are generally not well understood. The review of existing knowledge aims to consolidate currently fragmented information in order to form the foundation for improving our understanding of the functioning and value of pan ecosystems. This review was published  … Read more

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