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Strongman Mine – A Case Study (2014)
Amrei von Hase - Forest Trends
Solid Energy became a member of the Business and Biodiversity Offsets Programme (BBOP) and offered the Strongman Mine II as a pilot project in 2007. In 2009, Solid Energy together with BBOP published a case study on the biodiversity management and offset work undertaken at Strongman up to that point (available at http://www.forest-trends.org/documents/fi les/doc_3124.pdf). The present document serves as an update on the mine’s progress since then and following a second-party evaluation (pre-audit) against the BBOP Standard on Biodiversity Offsets (BBOP, 2012). For more detail and a history of the company’s work in applying the mitigation hierarchy and biodiversity offsetting, it is useful also to refer back to the 2009 case study. With the publication of this update, Solid Energy and Forest Trends hope to further the state of knowledge on biodiversity management and offsetting, stimulate discussion, and share information on technical aspects of offset design and implementation, including some of the challenges that may be encountered and solutions that may be available. It is important to recognize that this is a “work in progress” and that experience on good practice offsetting continues to provide lessons and that the practice, the relevant Standards, and society’s expectations in terms of biodiversity management keep evolving.
|Release Date:||November 2014|
|File Size:||1500 KB|