High levels of activity of bats at gold mining water bodies: implications for compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code.

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Wildlife and livestock are known to visit and interact with tailings dam and other wastewater impoundments at gold mines. When cyanide concentrations within these water bodies exceed a critical toxicity threshold, significant cyanide-related mortality events can occur in wildlife. Highly mobile taxa such as birds are particularly susceptible to cyanide… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11356-014-2651-z

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@article{Griffiths2014HighLO, title={High levels of activity of bats at gold mining water bodies: implications for compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code.}, author={Stephen R Griffiths and David B Donato and Graeme Coulson and Linda Faye Lumsden}, journal={Environmental science and pollution research international}, year={2014}, volume={21 12}, pages={7263-75} }