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El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Sponsors the First National Atlas of Nesting Birds of Chile

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El Abra recently supported the publication of the first National Atlas of Nesting Birds of Chile, a project carried out by the Network of Bird and Wildlife Observers of Chile.

The network received more than 675,000 pieces of information about the reproductive habits and distribution of 331 bird species from more than 1,800 volunteers.

Chile supports a wide range of breeding and migratory birds that draw birdwatchers from around the globe.

Freeport-McMoRan Named Best Corporate Citizen by Forbes

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January 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Congratulations to Freeport-McMoRan for being named to the 2019 Just 100: America's Best Corporate Citizens by Forbes! Freeport-McMoRan is the industry leader in the Basic Resources sector, and is first overall in the Community Treatment category. This is the third consecutive year Freeport-McMoRan has made the list, which is now in its third year.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Morenci Mine Receives Wildlife Habitat Council Mammals Award

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March 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan recently received the Wildlife Habitat Council Mammals Award for their Bighorn Sheep management program. The award recognizes excellence in corporate conservation in wildlife habitat enhancement and restoration, and conservation education.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Morenci mine works with Arizona Game and Fish on its Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep management program, which relocates sheep from areas of robust populations to re-establish the native species to their historic habitats.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Greenlee County, Arizona Community Investment Fund Awards $300,000 in Grants

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The Greenlee County Community Investment Fund (CIF) recently selected the recipients and awarded grants totaling $300,000 to local communities and non-profit organizations.

The Greenlee County CIF is overseen by a committee of community leaders assembled by the Freeport-McMoRan Community Partnership Panel, to identify and address community needs in health care, education, environment, economic development and transportation.

Freeport-McMoRan Morenci Operations Receive Environmental Stewardship Award

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February 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan Morenci operations recently received the Arizona Voluntary Environmental Stewardship Program Award from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality.

The award recognizes companies that go above and beyond what is required by law from an environmental perspective.

The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation in Chile Helps Renovate the Central Market of Calama, Chile

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January 15, 2019 - The Central Market of Calama recently unveiled a newly painted façade for the popular commercial building thanks to the support of Minera El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan company.

Improving the appearance of the city’s Latorre Commercial District was an initiative of Calama Plus, which brings together several companies and organizations operating in Calama such as El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan company, the municipality of Calama, Sercotec, and the Central Market Community.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Plants Trees for Afforestation Project

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Minera Sociedad Cerro Verde distributed 3,000 trees in the Uchumayo District of Peru between 2017 and 2018 as part of its afforestation project.

Trees are important, as they absorb carbon dioxide, generate oxygen, and improve the quality of the air along with preventing erosion and degradation of the soil. Trees reduce noise pollution by absorbing the sounds of traffic, sirens and construction – their foliage acts as acoustic insulators.

Cerro Verde, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Supports Local Agricultural Businesses

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Sociedad Minera Cerro Verde has an Agricultural Development Program for farmers in the Yarabamba and Uchumayo Districts of Peru that provides services to business owners including education and information on warehouses and greenhouses.

Cerro Verde has model farms and demonstration plots for education. Farmers raise laying hens, ducks, and guinea pigs. Many local farmers also grow culinary herbs and succulents, as well as fruits, potatoes and quinoa.

Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Provides $62,000 Grant to the Gila Watershed Partnership in Arizona

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Freeport-McMoRan Foundation recently awarded the Gila Watershed Partnership in Arizona a $62,000 grant to improve and double the size of the Gila Native Plant Nursery in Safford, Arizona.

The Gila Watershed Partnership  was founded in 1992 to improve the Upper Gila Watershed of Arizona and has earned a number of grants from Freeport-McMoRan in addition to a $200,000 grant from Graham County and $150,000 grant from Greenlee County.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Morenci Mine Receives Award for Bat Preservation Program

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Freeport-McMoRan’s Morenci copper mining operations were recently honored by the Arizona Mining Association with the 2018 Sustainability, Preservation and Diversity in Environment award in recognition of environmental excellence.

The award recognized the Morenci operations for its role in protecting and monitoring some 1.5 million bats roosting in two areas – a nearby cave and a historic mine opening – as well as for conservation education outreach in the community.

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