Because of their extraordinary biodiversity and of how they contain outstanding representation of on-going ecological and biological processes in the evolution of ecosystems and species, the Guinean and Ivoirian Nimba Mountains Strict Nature Reserves (SNRs) were inscribed as the Mount Nimba Natural World Heritage Site. In Guinea, the Guinean SNR is also a core area of the Nimba Mountains Biosphere Reserve. The Nimba mining concession is adjacent to the SNR.
Environmental Requirements for SMFG
SMFG complies strictly with Guinean legal requirements for strict nature reserves, as well as with all relevant Guinean environmental legislation concerning pollution, protection of fauna and flora, environmental and social impact assessment, and related topics.