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1.1 Background
1.2 Biodiversity and why it is valuable
1.2.1 What is biodiversity?
1.2.2 Why is biodiversity valuable?
1.2.3 Relevance to mining operations
1.3 Why mining companies should consider biodiversity
1.4 The importance of stakeholder engagement
1.5 Scope and structure of the Good Practice Guidance
Chapter 2 Integrating Biodiversity into Project Development
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Exploration
2.2.1 Early stages of exploration
2.2.2 Exploration drilling
2.3 Pre-feasibility and feasibility studies
2.3.1 Pre-feasibility stage
2.3.2 Feasibility stage
2.4 Construction
2.4.1 Access for construction and ancillary infrastructure
2.4.2 Land clearance and resettlement
2.4.3 Construction-related infrastructure
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Ancillary infrastructure: operational considerations
3.3 Operations: ore extraction, processing and waste disposal
3.3.1 Ore extraction and processing
3.3.2 Management of tailings
3.4 Opportunities for biodiversity protection or enhancement
Chapter 4 Integrating Biodiversity into Closure Planning and Implementation
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Closure planning: Establishing objectives and targets
4.3 Closure implementation: Rehabilitation and pollution prevention
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Environmental and Social Impact Assessments
5.2.1 Introduction to the ESIA Framework
5.2.2 Screening and scoping of biodiversity issues
5.2.3 Baseline studies: when, how and practical considerations
5.2.4 Evaluating biodiversity importance
5.2.5 Impact identification and assessment
5.2.6 Monitoring and interpreting changes in biodiversity
5.3 Environmental Management Systems
5.3.1 Securing a corporate commitment
5.3.2 Determining significant biodiversity aspects
5.3.3 Establishing targets and objectives
5.3.4 Biodiversity action plans
5.3.5 Implementation considerations
5.3.6 Checking and corrective action
5.3.7 Monitoring and reporting
5.3.8 Management review and continuous improvement
5.4 Extending the reach of conventional analyses
5.4.1 Factors affecting the maturity of the conservation context
5.4.2 Assessing non-mining-related threats to biodiversity
6.1 Introduction
6.2 Identification and analysis of biodiversity stakeholders
6.3.1 Timing and scope of stakeholder engagement
6.3.2 In-depth engagement with potential partners
Section D Supporting Materials
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