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Symposium co-organised by Geologica Belgica and BLUG/UBLG on 24 November 2016 in Brussels, Natural History Museum

After a workshop organised 27 November 2015 and a series of excursions to different types of raw materials extraction conducted this year, the ad-hoc working group observed that former or reclaimed mining sites regain valuable ecological functions and may even attain a higher level of biodiversity than the original lands before mining. Multiple former extraction sites are transformed into Natura 2000 or other protected sites, or even are becoming new wilderness areas. The ad-hoc working group has concluded that mining and ecology should become allies and agreed to the organisation of a symposium, with the intention to promote a better understanding of the mutual interests by the industry and the conservationists and at informing a wider audience.

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Symposium Mineral Extraction vs Ecology

Symposium co-organised by Geologica Belgica and BLUG/UBLG on 24 November 2016 in Brussels, Natural History Museum After a workshop organised 27 November 2015 and a series of excursions to different types of raw materials extraction conducted this year, the ad-hoc working group observed that former or reclaimed mining sites regain valuable ecological functions and may even attain a higher level of biodiversity than the original lands before mining. Multiple former extraction sites are transformed into Natura 2000 or other protected sites, or even are becoming new wilderness areas. The ad-hoc working group has concluded that mining and ecology should become allies and agreed to the organisation of a symposium, with the intention to promote a better understanding of the mutual interests by the industry and the conservationists and at informing a wider audience.

Event Details

  • Date: 24 November 2016
  • Event Category:

  • Brussels, Natural History Museum

Organizer

  • Name: Geologica Belgica and BLUG/UBLG