12.3- Number and Area of Abandoned Licenced Mining Facilities

The indicator is a response indicator. Reclamation activities should be carried out in the course of the closure of the activities. It is aimed to restore the areas damaged by mining activities in order to bring the damaged areas closer to the initial economic and environmental conditions by reclamation.

According to the data from General Directorate for Forestry, 3101 mining sites/ facilities covering a total area of 7208 hectares were rehabilitated in 2016.

 

GRAPH 105- NUMBER AND AREA OF MINING SITES REHABILITATED AFTER OPERATION (2010-2016)

Sources:

  1. For the data on mining sites/facilities rehabilitated after operation: General Directorate for Forestry
  2. For the data on abandoned licenced mining facilities: Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, General Dectorate of Mining Affairs (MİGEM) Oracle Discovery Database.