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Perfil de socio de conservación: The Mosaic Company

The Mosaic Company, con sede en Tampa, ha sido un firme defensor de la conservación en Florida durante muchos años como productor y comercializador integrado líder mundial de fosfato concentrado y potasa. Emplea a más de 13.000 personas en seis países y participa en todos los aspectos del desarrollo de la nutrición de cultivos.

Its operations extend from the mine to the market. Phosphate is mined on Mosaic land in Central Florida, Peru, and Brazil while its potash comes from Canada and New Mexico. It transforms those raw minerals into high-quality fertilizers and animal feeds, then markets and sells them around the world. Customers in the United States account for roughly half of all sales.

Mosaic es una empresa joven, fundada en 2004, pero sus raíces se remontan a 1909 cuando el empresario Thomas Meadows se involucró en la minería de fosfatos en Nuevo México y otros lugares. Como ocurre con muchas empresas estadounidenses involucradas en la extracción de recursos naturales, Mosaic ha trabajado arduamente para realizar su negocio con el menor impacto ambiental posible y para retribuir a los lugares en los que trabaja. Sus empleados, que incluyen ecologistas, biólogos e ingenieros, están comprometidos con la administración sabia de la tierra y la participación comunitaria.

Mosaic works tirelessly to minimize the effects of mining. One example conserved over 1000 acres of oak-scrub specifically for the threatened Florida scrub-jay. Mosaic successfully restored these acres, translocated Florida scrub-jays from small patches of habitat in mined areas to one large contiguous area, in which the Florida scrub-jay population is now thriving. In fact, Mosaic and partners’ bringing together of these isolated scrub-jays to a core area, and the subsequent long-term stewardship of this population, is yielding important information on how to restore preferred habitat and promote population growth helping ensure the Florida scrub-jay is saved from extinction locally.

“Mosaic is home to passionate, hard-working conservationists for whom much of their work may go unknown or unnoticed, given the remote locations where it takes place,” said Raoul Boughton, Mosaic Lead Ecologist. “It is no easy task, but to work on projects that make a difference and see the achievements that can be made towards reclaiming habitats and rewilding wildlife is its own immeasurable reward. We still have a long way to go but in my time with Mosaic, I’ve had the pleasure of assisting on wildlife corridor connections, strengthening our threatened wildlife research and conservation programs on Florida burrowing owl, Florida scrub-jay, and Eastern indigo snake, as well as watching the reestablishment and reconnection of once straightened and sometimes drained streams spring to life, and once again feed critical watersheds. Our job is to continue to improve for the next generation, and at Mosaic we’re proud to say we’re doing just that.”

La Fundación Fish & Wildlife de Florida agradece a The Mosaic Company por su apoyo, y esperamos trabajar juntos en el futuro en una amplia variedad de necesidades de conservación.

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