A fresh look at mineral extraction

The mineral extraction sector is in a unique position to benefit freshwater wildlife with the creation of new ponds and gravel pit lake complexes supporting diverse plant and animal communities. Pascale Nicolet and Jeremy Biggs explain

Decline in freshwaters threaten formerly plentiful species such as the glutinous snail. Credit: Roy Anderson
Decline in freshwaters threaten formerly plentiful species such as the glutinous snail. Credit: Roy Anderson

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