In Liberia, we operate a Biodiversity Conservation Program to address the damage caused by agriculture and mining.
ArcelorMittal’s Liberian mines are set in Nimba County, surrounded by both mountain and lowland rainforest.
Our mining area consists of approximately 51,000 hectares, representing less than 1% of the total forest. The Nimba Mountains are renowned for their biodiversity, but have been damaged by agricultural practices and overhunting, even in the absence of mining.
Launched in 2011, the Biodiversity Conservation Program (BCP) is our approach to developing sustainable forest management throughout the area. Through the BCP we are partnering with authorities and communities to create a healthy ecosystem and sustainable livelihoods across the region.