As a necessity, the mining industry is very important in our economic and financial needs. However, this has a certain extent of exploitation. If left unsupervised, mining activities can lead to serious and possibly permanent damages in the environment of the area.
Mining causes destruction to many habitats surroundings. And in turn, these habitats can get fragmented, leading to obstacles which hinder the development of the ecosystem.
Destruction of these habitats can cause harm to some species that reside in the area. Consequently, this eventually causes extinction of species and in time, the destruction of the food chains, food webs, and so on, until damage is inflicted on a greater extent to the biosphere.
It all comes down to improper mining methods which include, excessive mining activity in the area, failure to get government permits to extract resources from the place, or the chemicals and equipment which are used in mining and are hazardous to one’s health and the environment.
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