Our operations on Christmas Island recognise its unique and sensitive environment. A large part of the Island - around 63 percent - has been placed in a national park. By contrast, mining leases cover 14% of the Island.
Instead of being required to rehabilitate its mining leases at the end of the mine life, PRL pays a conservation levy to the Australian Government for rehabilitation and conservation purposes. The Government uses these funds on rehabilitation and conservation beyond the existing mining leases. The Christmas Island Minesite to Forest Rehabilitation Programme (CIMFR) was launched in 1989 to preserve the endemic species and to rehabilitate parts of the national park.