Mine Site Turned Wildlife Haven

Post date: Jul 6, 2020 9:39:11 PM

Fifty-two hectares of formerly mined land at Glencore’s Ulan Coal operation now provides habitat for a diverse range of native animals and plants.

More than 130 native wildlife species has been recorded since rehabilitation was completed, including the endangered Painted Honeyeater and several other threatened species.

The rehabilitation, equivalent to almost 90 football fields - has achieved sign – off from the NSW Resources Regulator after meeting the agreed completion criteria.

Ulan Environment & Community Manager, Robyn Stoney, says their detailed monitoring programs have recorded eight species of endangered birds, and three species of endangered bats.

Progressive rehabilitation at Ulan began in the early 1980s.

Government sign-off is a positive example of reaching post-mining completion criteria with appropriate rehabilitation, continued monitoring and maintenance where needed to produce a self-sustaining ecosystem.