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- Glencore transformed 52 hectares of the Ulan coal operation in NSW into a habitat for native plants and animals
- Their detailed monitoring programs have recorded eight species of endangered birds including the painted honeyeater and three species of endangered bats
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“Our detailed monitoring programs have recorded eight species of endangered birds including the painted honeyeater and three species of endangered bats,” – Ulan environment and community manager, Robyn Stoney“The rehabilitation process began with 10 native plant species in the original seed mix and our monitoring has now recorded more than 45 more plant species in the area. “Trees have grown to around 10 metres tall and an understory has developed, including groundcovers and moss that are indicative of successive regeneration and healthy soils.” Glencore has also achieved government sign-off for its rehabilitation of the Westside site near Newcastle in New South Wales and at the Rolleston and Newlands operations in Queensland’s Bowen Basin.
See what score you get for your Rehabilitation and Closure programUlan was first mined for coal in the early 1920’s and began producing in 1942, with a second underground mine established in 1957. The open cut operation was placed on care and maintenance in 2016 but mining at Ulan West and Ulan underground operations continue, with approval to operate until 2033.
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