At Grupo México, we have measures in place to protect and conserve wildlife, in general, and specifically for some species. These measures are applicable for both our mining operations and our exploration projects.
We actively participate in the identification and protection of the species that live in and around our units. These efforts have been focused on the protected species nearby, of which there are at least 5 in Peru and 9 in Mexico and, in general, the protection and regeneration of habitats.
Protected or Restored Areas
In Mexico, due to the types of regions where there are mining activities, our operations are frequently situated near, or even in, Protected Areas. This creates a huge opportunity to contribute to the conservation of fragile or threatened ecosystems.
In Peru, we are working on projects aimed at preserving habitats in areas near our operations, projects such as the remediation of the tailings deposited in the Bay of Ite, and also the slag in coastal areas on the beach at Ilo, in addition to reducing dust emissions and working on managing solid and liquid waste at our operative units.
Grupo México maintains five nurseries in operation, three in the state of Sonora and two in the state of San Luis Potosí, which produced a total of 1,465,216 trees in 2008, and also humus and compost. We also operate, in collaboration with CONAFOR, a seed bank in Baja California.
Trees produced for Reforestation
|Árboles producidos para Reforestación 2008|
|Caridad||Mexicana de Cobre||1,200,000|
|Industrial Minera México||IMMSA||92,216|
|Guaymas||Mexicana de Cobre||173,000|