Belmont has been carrying out the Wild Fauna Monitoring Program for years in order to survey, monitor, identify and measure the outcomes of mining on the local fauna.
During the Fauna Monitoring Program, species from three groups have been identified: Avifauna related to birds, Herpetofauna related to frogs, snakes and lizards and Mastofauna related to mammals. Among these groups there are many common species, that is, those that are easily found even in the city, but there are also rare or endangered species that correspond to those species that have difficulty adapting to altered environments.
In Belmont’s area of operation 11 rare or endangered species were identified and they gain special attention and exclusive measures for their conservation, such as educational (educating the community) and conservation initiatives (planting and preserving the native trees).
Through the Fauna Monitoring Program, it became evident that the Company’s operation does not interfere with the local ecological dynamics, as the latest monitoring shows no interference with the local fauna population. In other words, the conservation practices of Belmont occur in such a way that the quality of life and the well-being of the local fauna is guaranteed and improved, thus, the protection of biological diversity is also safeguarded.