NO Copper Mining in Jaguar Habitat!

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target: Secretary of Interior, Southwest Fish and Wildlife Service

Canadian company Augusta Resource, also known as Rosemont Copper, plans to excavate 550 million tons of ore annually of copper, molybdenum and silver in Arizona.

 

In the middle of endangered jaguar habitat, the company plans to blast a 6,000 to 6,500-foot-wide and 1,800 to 2,900-foot-deep hole in the ground.

The Rosemont Mine would also unearth 1,228 million tons of waste rock per year, over its estimated 20-year life span.

 

The jaguar has been on the Endangered Species list for 15- since 1997. Although poaching is no longer the primary threat, the population has not recovered. The main problem for the jaguar is habitat loss and fragmentation.

 

Do not permit mining operations in the jaguar's critical habitat zone- it will push the big cat, (critical to Arizona's ecosystem), closer to extinction.

 

SOURCE: http://www.hcn.org/hcn/blogs/range/jaguar-versus-the-copper-mine

 

Secretary of the Interior
Ken Salazar
U.S. Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, N.W. / Washington DC 20240
feedback@ios.doi.gov
Secretary_of_the_Interior@ios.doi.gov

 

Fish and Wildlife Service
Southwest Region
Benjamin Tuggle
P.O. Box 1306
Albuquerque
New Mexico, 87103
Phone: 5o5-248-6587
EMail: benjamin_tuggle@fws.gov

Canadian company Augusta Resource, also known as Rosemont Copper, plans to excavate 550 million tons of ore annually of copper, molybdenum and silver in Arizona.





 





In the middle of endangered jaguar habitat, the company plans to blast a 6,000 to 6,500-foot-wide and 1,800 to 2,900-foot-deep hole in the ground.





The Rosemont Mine would also unearth 1,228 million tons of waste rock per year, over its estimated 20-year life span.





 





The jaguar has been on the Endangered Species list for 15- since 1997. Although poaching is no longer the primary threat, the population has not recovered. The main problem for the jaguar is habitat loss and fragmentation.





 





Do not permit mining operations in the jaguar's critical habitat zone- it will push the big cat, (critical to Arizona's ecosystem), closer to extinction.


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