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Impact Assessment of Mining activities on Wildlife Sanctuary

 

Ambuja Sand Stone Mines, Kodinar of Junagadh district

 

Abstract

This study aims to facilitate decision making with respect to "No Objection Certificate" for mining leases for stone mining of M/S Ambuja Cements Ltd., based on the findings of the ecological assessment of the area with respect to the conservation priorities of the Gir Wildlife Sanctuary landscape. The outputs of the study provide guidance on functional importance of the area identified for mining lease in implementation of regulatory site level actions such as lease renewal within the context of broader regional priority. The objectives of the study were, identification of potential impacts on the surrounding biota including habitat suitability for the flagship species of the area especially the Lion.

 

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