Ambatovy conducts progressive footprint rehabilitation consistent with the historical ecology of the landscape. Forest connectivity in specific areas is being re-established through targeted reforestation activities aimed at linking and integrating the remaining forests into a fully functioning ecosystem.
Ambatovy will restore a multifunctional forest on the Mine’s footprint through progressive revegetation. The habitat restoration program, started in 2015, has been designed in close consultation with local stakeholders. An industrial-scale production nursery is operated as part of this plan, complimented by community nurseries. A research nursery, devoted to experimenting with a variety of species and cultivation methods, helps to identify optimal conditions for successful rehabilitation.
The Pipeline avoids native forests wherever possible, passes underneath waterways, and only passes through near-primary zonal forest within the first two km of the Mine Site. The forest in the two forest km is restored and residual impacts are accounted for the biodiversity offsets program.