Base Titanium’s commitment to operating in a sustainable and environmentally responsible manner includes improving biodiversity and promoting conservation and sustainability in the region.
In accordance with its [Environmental Policy] (http://basetitanium.com/governance/company-policies "Environmental Policy")Base Titanium is committed to achieving sustainability and biodiversity objectives by:
- locating facilities to minimise disturbance to critical habitats and impacts to threatened species;
- achieving a net positive biodiversity; and
- protecting and conserving biodiversity and maintaining ecosystem services.
The project has created a number of opportunities for improving conservation outcomes in and around its operations. Our environmental programmes are designed to exploit these opportunities and include diverse initiatives to be implemented over the life of the mine.
In collaboration with our partners a range of projects have been initiated in the following areas as we continue to explore new opportunities.
Biodiversity and Conservation Programme
The Biodiversity and Conservation Programme was established to exploit opportunities for improving conservation outcomes in and around the mine area. Working with specialists from the National Museums of Kenya, the Kenya Wildlife Service and the Kenya Forest Service we undertake regular surveys of habitats of conservation importance in the greater mine area to improve understanding of the region’s rich biodiversity.
As an important component of the programme aimed at achieving a net positive biodiversity, maintaining ecosystem services, the rehabilitation and restoration work commenced with the establishment of a biodiversity corridor within the mining lease. Read more.
In collaboration with specialists from the National Museums of Kenya a former wetland that had remained dry for many years was re-established and now provides a renewed habitat for both floral and faunal species of conservation importance. Read more.
Rare and Threatened Flora Propagation Research Programme
This targets species of conservation interest for use to rehabilitate and re-vegetate areas impacted by mining operations. As part of this initiative, an extensive Restoration Programme Indigenous Tree Nursery has been established. Read more.
Waste Recycling Programme
Base Titanium’s commitment to preventing pollution, maximising resource efficiency and encouraging responsible behaviour motivates the Waste Recycling Programme. Founded on the principal of Reduce-Reuse-Recycle, the programme aims to create a culture of minimising waste, reusing and recycling resources. Read more.
Environmental Education Programme
We encourage everyone to take a collective responsibility for protecting the environment. Working together with our host communities, partner organisations, conservation groups and environmental experts, we deliver messages and create awareness of the importance of protecting the environment, preventing pollution, conserving biodiversity and developing in an environmentally responsible manner. Read more.