Reviewing the effects of gold mining on deterioration of forests cover

Abstract: 
Gold mining has rapidly increased in Sudan and in many other countries. As reported by many authors mining activity is considered as one of the forests and biodiversity disturbing agent. This study reviews studies related to the effect of gold mining activities on forest tree covers. Secondary data were obtained from journals and reports and analyzed. In general small scale gold mining negatively affects water resources and causes biodiversity degradation and dust pollution. Vegetation cover change and deterioration were detected within and around mining activities. Rehabilitation of mining sites and role enforcement and monitoring are recommended
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Date of publication: 
2018
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Region Focus: 
Central Africa
East Africa
North Africa
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Volume: 
17
Number: 
1
Pagination: 
389-393
Collection: 
RUFORUM Working document series
Licence conditions: 
Open Access
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Form: 
Web resource
ISSN: 
1607-9345
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Extent: 
5