Mining Quarrying

By NABCANABCA, on 17 Mar 2017 05:44

Threat Description

The impacts of mining and quarry activity on natural caves and abandoned mines that are active or potential roosting and hibernating sites for bats, including the impacts of re-opening abandoned mines for coal and rare metals, sealing (blasting or backfilling) abandoned mines for human liability concerns, negative impacts of gates designed to prevent human disturbance, water degradation and pollution due to sediment and chemical runoff, habitat loss (roosting and foraging) due to expansion of mining operations and impact of guano harvesting.

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