Mining licenses in post‐apartheid South Africa are being granted by the ruling government in sensitive areas that are important tourism hubs and employment generators. Limited research has been conducted to understand mining impacts on protected environments and tourism sites. This stone will focus on the Mapungubwe World Heritage Site as a
World Heritage sites are thus single heritage assets with an international value that has been clearly articulated. Not everything within them contributes to OUV, but those attributes that do must be appropriately protected. This guidance sets out a methodology to allow HIAs to respond to the needs of World Heritage sites, through considering them as discrete entities and evaluating impact on
getting significant benefits and mining sites experiencing lasting negative consequences”.6 Recently, many mining companies have taken steps to mitigate the effects of their past actions through the development of comprehensive impact assessment studies and approaches for dealing with the adverse effects of mining, as well as contributing to infrastructure development.2 Most of the mining
Abstract Mineral exploitation contributes significantly to economic growth and development in most world economies. In Africa, Ghana is the second largest gold producer, contributing to about 5.7% of the country’s GDP. The mining sector in Ghana consists of both small-scale and large-scale mining, each of which has varying environmental impacts. This stone provides an exposition on the
As part of a study investigating the potential impacts of future climate change on the UNESCO Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site (DVMWHS), Derbyshire, UK (Howard and Knight, 2015, Howard et al., 2015), numerical modelling was undertaken to predict valley floor geomorphic responses to enhanced discharge associated with changing precipitation conditions. Major historic weirs form an
Large mining companies, such as Rio Tinto, have worked with heritage professionals to develop their own guidelines on heritage protection. However, heritage sites are still at great risk from smaller companies that are less likely to capture international attention. According to UNESCO, 59 of their 203 protected areas have been identified as being under threat from the mining industry.
Lack of consultation with host communities or Indigenous custodians in establishing goals, strategies, policies and protocols for the identification, conservation, management, presentation and interpretation of their heritage resources, cultural practices and contemporary cultural expressions, in the tourism context can lead to conflict and have an adverse impact on the host community.
Whilst recognizing that these proposals have valid existing rights under federal law, such mining activities have the potential for significant direct and cumulative impacts on the property, and before any mining operations are permitted, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) should be completed in line with IUCN’s World Heritage Advice Note on Environmental Assessment. Noting that riparian
As a result of the impacts of mining and oil/gas projects, sites can be inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger, which identifies serious and imminent threats to existing sites and mobilises much needed support from the international community to address these. In extreme cases, mineral exploration and mining can lead to the removal of a site from the World Heritage List. African
ABSTRACT Title of Thesis: “IF WE OWN THE STORY, WE OWN THE PLACE”: CULTURAL HERITAGE, HISTORIC PRESERVATION, AND GENTRIFICATION ON U STREET Stephanie Barbara Frank, Master of Arts, 2005 Thesis Directed by: Mary Corbin Sies, Associate Professor Department of American Studies This thesis investigates the roles of cultural heritage and historic preservation in
Stefan Gruber, ‘The Impact of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage Sites: Environmental Law and Adaptation’ (2011) 2/2011 Carbon and Climate Law Review 209-219. 21 Pages Posted: 20 Oct 2008 Last revised: 11 Jun 2014. See all articles by Stefan Gruber Stefan Gruber. Kyoto University, Hakubi Center for Advanced Research; Waseda University. Date Written: October 16, 2008. Abstract. Climate
The aim of these negotiations, as agreed by both the Coalition and CoAL, is to set a benchmark for best practice in relation to managing and mitigating the impacts of coal mining and related activities on the environment, specifically including the impact on water and heritage resources not only for the Vele colliery, but for all future coal mines.