Environmental Commitment

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Wildlife

The relocation of wildlife is done as a measure to mitigate environmental impacts. Animal populations are relocated in natural habitats that offer similar conditions to the ones that they used to occupy. Groups of animals are transported to alternative sites within their distribution range (UICN, 1995) with similar ecological attributes.

At Drummond Ltd., whenever we move into a new area where local wildlife will be affected, we follow a specific protocol for relocation. Before fauna can be effectively relocated, it is necessary to evaluate the capacity of the reception site. The holding capacity is defined as the maximum number of organisms that an ecosystem can support in natural conditions without affecting its equilibrium. A large number of populations are limited by available resources. To protect against overpopulating any one area, Drummond Ltd. extensively studies each relocation site to determine if the receiving ecosystem is capable of supporting the introduction of relocated species before any relocation efforts are undertaken.