Adani’s Black-throated Finch Management Plan finalised
31 May 2020
The following statement can be attributed to Lucas Dow, CEO Adani Mining: “Adani Mining received advice today from the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science that the Black-Throated Finch Management Plan is now finalised and complies with the strict regulatory conditions set by the Australian and State Governments. “We are encouraged that the Queensland Government has met the recently-announced timeframe to finalise the plan. This brings our project a step closer to construction and to delivering much-needed jobs for regional Queenslanders. “The Black-Throated Finch Management Plan has been the subject of a rigorous approvals process over the past two years that has involved experts from both the Queensland and Australian Governments. “The Plan was developed by ecological experts and is backed by the best available science to ensure the finch is protected and that the species can co-exist with mining operations. “We are pleased that as part of this plan, 33,000 hectares of dedicated conservation land surrounding the mine site will be set aside and expertly managed to ensure an optimal habitat for the finch and other local native species. “Following recent scientific advice from the Queensland Department of Environment and Science we have added more detail to the Black-throated Finch Management Plan on items such as cattle grazing intensity, habitat and population management and also delivered updates to our ongoing research plan.” Click here to download Adani’s Black-Throated Finch fact sheet. (ENDS) Download PDF...