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PROGRESSES IN RESTORATION OF POST-MINING LANDSCAPE IN AFRICA
Festin, E.S., M. Tigabu, M.N. Chileshe, S. Syampungani, and P.C. Oden.
Journal of Forestry Research 30(2):381-396(2019)

This review documents the state-of-knowledge and identifies gaps in the restoration of the post-mining landscape in Africa through literature review. Findings included substantial progress in identifying species suitable for phytoremediation, a lack of studies to evaluate the feasibility of organic amendments to promote autochthonous colonization of mine wastelands or growth of planted species, and successful cases of large-scale post-mining restoration practices for limestone quarries in Kenya, sand mining tailings in South Africa, and gold mine wastelands in Ghana. This article is Open Access at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11676-018-0621-x.



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