Sunset at the Orapa Game Park. The conservation area near the Orapa mine in
Botswana was set up by Debswana and its partners.
Petrus Visser and Cedric Cloete, environmental officers at De Beers’ Venetia Diamond mine monitoring water quality monitoring near the tailings dam at the mine.
The wind farm at Diavik Mine in the remote Northwest Territories of Canada. The four 2.3 megawatt turbines are operational to minus 40 degrees.
ALROSA is supporting a Reindeer Protection programme to help preserve the traditional way of life of the indigenous minorities and the biological ecosystems in the area around the Verkhne Munskoe diamond deposit. Satellite radio collars are now being attached to reindeer to transmit their location every 20 minutes. When the reindeer enter a production area or start crossing the access road the division is brought to a standstill so that the reindeer can pass freely.
Reindeer are the most important animals in Yakutia and ALROSA helps to keep their population. The company is taking into account the reindeer’s migration routes while building a new open-pit at Verkhne Muna. The roads will have special flat slopes and be equipped with light reflectors to let animals cross them conveniently and safely. During the period of active migration, vehicle traffic will be completely prohibited.