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ABCG report on Impacts from Mining on Biodiversity Conservation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

ABCG has a number of working groups, and the Extractive Industries Group which has a regional focus in Central Africa, is composed of a subset of the member organizations– CI, WCS, WRI and WWF. In 2011, this group worked toward the development and implementation of a model for engaging companies and government on biodiversity conservation and environmental stewardship in Central Africa, beginning with a comprehensive approach in the DRC.  The project will identify critical biodiversity areas as well as sites where mining companies either have concessions or have begun operations (including ASM hotspots) to determine potential overlap and conflict and establish priorities for conservation engagement.