Continental Gold Limited (“Continental Gold” or the “Company”) and Conservation International jointly announces the signing of an agreement for the purpose of promoting conservation and environmental governance in the municipality of Buriticá, Antioquia, Colombia, where Continental Gold is currently advancing its 100%-owned Buriticá project.
Under the terms of the agreement, Conservation International will review and identify areas in the Buriticá region that are home to diverse wildlife and flora. Furthermore, the agreement calls for the development of environmental programs that are important to the biodiversity of the region and for the sustainable development and subsistence of the community.
“With this agreement, the Company ratifies its ongoing responsibility to environmental management in the areas in which it operates and further demonstrates Continental Gold’s continuous commitment to the preservation of the environment within the greater Buriticá area”, stated Guillermo Salgado Vergara, Vice President, Environment of Continental Gold.
José Vicente Rodríguez, Vice-President of Conservation International, said: “This partnership demonstrates our organization’s goal of sustaining a healthy and prosperous world, in which all societies must be committed to the care and appreciation of nature, for the long-term benefit of people and all forms of life on earth. We are very pleased to be able to carry out this valuable joint project with Continental Gold.”
The agreement, with a term of 16 months comprising three phases of work, represents an investment of COP 565 million by Continental Gold.
About Continental Gold
Continental Gold Limited is an advanced-stage exploration and development company with an extensive portfolio of 100%- owned gold projects in Colombia. Formed in April 2007, the Company – led by an international management team with a successful track record of discovering and developing large high-grade gold deposits in Latin America – is focused on advancing its high-grade Buriticá gold project to production.
For additional information on the Buriticá project, please refer to the techinical report entitled “Buritica Gold Project, NI 43-101 Technical Report Preliminary Economic Assessment, Antioquia, Colombia”, dated December 22, 2014 with an effective date of November 17, 2014, available at www.continentalgold.com.
About Conservation International
Conservation International is a non-profit environmental association established in 1987, which operates in 30+ countries seeking to maintain the natural land inheritance for future generations. We imagine a healthy, prosperous world in which societies are forever committed to caring for and valuing nature, for the long-term benefit of people and all life on Earth.