In August the Chinese firm Changfa Mineral Resources acquired the Mokambo Copper mine project in Mufulira on the Democratic Republic of Congo border and it is expected to create around 3, new jobs when it begins full-scale operations this year. First Quantum closed all its Congolese operations inand in concert with other stakeholders initiated international arbitration republic against the Congolese government.
Congo between and democratic, with mining carrying out commercial-scale extraction; collectively, these companies’ assets in the DRC ranged between Cdn. Montreal-based Shamika Resources has been exploring for tantalumniobiumtin and tungsten in the Eastern DRC  and Loncor Resources for gold, platinum, tantalum and other metals. C projects were for Canadian-owned companies active in the DRC: Impacts of natural resource extraction on the DRC[ edit ] Environmental impacts[ edit ] Resource extraction has many impacts on the cultural and environmental diversity of the DRC; it is difficult to quantify the environmental degradation of the country, which is republic and difficult for researchers to enter.
It is also always difficult to quantify loss of biodiversity as animals are mobile and the lack of roads and navigable rivers hamper transportation into wilderness areas for congo. Mining in these areas is typically artisanal; a small-scale mining method that takes place in river beds and can, cumulatively, be very environmentally damaging. Artisanal mining degrades riparian zones, creating erosion and heavy silting of the water. The tailings are often dumped into the rivers and can be contaminated with mercury and cyanide degrading the health of the river systems and putting people and wildlife at risk.
Also, as people enter into these areas animals such as primates are collected for trade on the black market. Others are poached for their hides, or for their tusks, like elephants. Much of the logging mining occurs is primarily for target hardwood species, rather than clear-cutting which can be jobs by satellite imaging. Logging destroys valuable animal habitat and increases access into forested areas making it easier for poachers, miners to go there.
Conflict resource Many factors contribute to the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s severe socio-economic hardships, and not all resource extraction operations congo had an entirely negative impact on Congolese society at large. That said, the negative consequences of some forms of resource extraction, such as coltan mining, are devastating.
A United Nations report has echoed this assessment. In the DRC, there are wars both between Congolese and conflicts with neighboring nations.