Biodiversity


Our properties tend to form part of complex ecosystems with high biodiversity value representative of arid and semi-arid zones, but the areas that are protected, where there are critical zones for the preservation of ecosystems, are far from our operations. None of our operating units are located in protected areas and only our operations at La Caridad are adjacent to a Protected Area, Ajos-Bavispe in Sonora. Our environmental responsibility in terms of managing impacts on zones with high biodiversity value, and in general on any ecosystem, has five basic components.

Our environmental responsibility in terms of managing impacts on zones with high biodiversity value, and in general on any ecosystem, has five basic components.


As part of our actions to mitigate the environmental impact, we have developed projects to create nurseries, focused on the recovery of the local ecosystems by cultivating indigenous species, to add to the existing nurseries at La Caridad and in the city of San Luis Potosí, Mexico. Three additional nurseries are expected to be completed in 2010.