Mining exploration

Mining exploration

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Uploaded 01 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2011 Author: Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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The mining industry is a potential threat to Sumatran orangutan habitat in a number of important areas, both directly by its own activities and indirectly by road access. It includes a major gold mine near the town of Batang and iron ore mining in the Alas valley, and planned development of coal mining in the hill forests inland of the Tripa swamps.
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