The issue of impacts on flora and fauna is much broader than a concern for individual specimens, and any useful discussion in this area must be considered in the larger context of biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity refers to the wealth of species and ecosystems in a given area and of genetic
Biodiversity loss in Europe alone costs the continent about 3% of its GDP, or €450m (£400m), a year. ... The results are scary. ... The situation is no better – and perhaps even less ...
However, results revealed that Mischodon zeylanicus was the most common tree out of the 26 species. A total of 157 species of vertebrates and 51 species of butterflies were recorded from HES.
A responsible company can aim to improve its impacts on biodiversity within its quarry area, however there is also a role for sector bodies (such as the Concrete Sustainability Council and the ...
Developing a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) for the "Soto Pajares" quarry in a Natura 2000 site CEMEX is currently successfully managing an active quarry in an area heavily-designated under European law. Deftly balancing the complex and demanding tasks of gravel extraction with both biodiversity conservation and environmental protection.
Richardson & Larson Biodiversity and Resistance to Climate Change 1 BIODIVERSITY AND STABILITY IN QUARRY RESTORATION FINAL REPORT: DIVERSITY AND RESISTANCE TO SIMULATED CLIMATE CHANGE Prepared for The Ontario Aggregate Resources Corporation, May 14, 2009 Paul Richardson and Douglas W. Larson
Whitesands Quarry Location East Lothian EcoCo Management Zone Whitesands Quarry Lead ... functionality and biodiversity of the site will increase, as will its ability to function as ... In essence this can be summarised for habitats as 'more, bigger, better, and better connected'.
Mine reclamation is the most important post mining activity which is done to restore biodiversity on the degraded land. This project is really expensive hence many mining companies forfeit it after the life of the mine. Prominent methods used in restoring biodiversity include; the use of inorganic fertilizer, composting and animal manure.
· Global biodiversity is the measure of biodiversity on planet Earth and is defined as the total variability of life forms. More than 99 percent of all species that ever lived on Earth are estimated ...
To make up a Biodiversity Management Plan in order to maintain the ecological balance of the land. Orienting the restoration work in order to better adapt to the needs of future ecosystems / anthroposystems results in greater social, economic and ecological performance of the investment.
NB: Certain points of this program needs knowledge obtained during the environment training, it is thus better that, as far as possible, biodiversity being integrated into environment training or if necessary to make all the recalls requested by the participants.
The Quarry Life Award is a bi-annual competition launched by HeidelbergCement in 2011. It aims to explore innovative ideas to promote biodiversity at quarry sites and calls on students, graduate students or researchers (individually or in groups) to boost biodiversity in quarries and pits.
First published in the August 2017 issue of Quarry Management as Above and Beyond… Strategies to ensure quarry restoration schemes meet the UK's biodiversity requirements and future-proof extraction business models in a finite industry. By Moreton Cullimore, managing director …
About the Quarry Life Award. The Quarry Life Award is an international research competition for the promotion and education about biodiversity in quarries. The forth edition of the competition, organized by HeidelbergCement, is currently in progress.
Amazing results - We carried out a survey of a pond at Peak Quarry. It was brimming with life. The data collected calculated a pond score which was 83% making it one of the top 20% of ponds we have surveyed in # Derbyshire (84 surveys to date).
better integration with the native vegetation. As a pilot site of the EU funded EcoQuarry program, the rehabilitation project of La Martinenca also aims to contribute to the development and sharing of rehabilitation best practices for limestone quarries in a Mediterranean environment.
Quarry ponds as aquatic biodiversity hotspots. The rest of the lakes showed a quite spread and substantial proportion of Nuttall's Pondweed (Elodea nuttallii) which showed highest values in all the sites.Another important parameter assessed during the survey was the colonisation depth.
Successful quarry restoration projects in Europe and further afield have been completed by the aggregates industry as Patrick Smith reports. With 23,000 sites across Europe, the aggregates industry is well placed to make a significant, positive contribution to halting the loss of biodiversity.
Better results with Biodiversity in Quarries 10 key factors for a stronger license to operate Final Project Report Quarry Life Award : - Definitief ARCADIS 1 1.1 ABSTRACT The Quarry Life Award from HeidelbergCement is an international award aimed at improving biodiversity in quarries. The
By 2020, our vision is that every working CEMEX quarry that falls within an Important and Biodiversity Area (IBA) will execute a Biodiversity Action Plan. Biodiversity Action Plans are frameworks which we use to identify species with a high conservation priority that live within – or could be affected by – a quarry site.
Wazo Hill quarry is located on the biodiversity rich areas. Mining activities in the quarry area disturbs habitats and leads to biodiversity loss. However, the mining company have been committed to sustainability thus restores mining areas after phasing out mining activities.
Better results with Biodiversity in Quarries - 10 key factors 1. Better results with Biodiversity in Quarries 10 key factors for a stronger license to operate About ARCADIS ARCADIS is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy ...
Rugeley Quarry was the first ever winner of the Natural England Biodiversity Award, awarded by the Mineral Products Association, for its work in restoring 80ha of high-quality wildlife habitat to lowland dry heathland, complementing the adjoining Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation.
The Quarry Products Association (QPA) has been promoting biodiversity conservation in the quarrying sector in the UK and Scotland through a variety of initiatives including publishing guidance for managing quarries for biodiversity.
Creating an oasis of biodiversity ... Quarry rehabilitation, at the core of the company's strategy Holcim Spain is a company that produces and distributes cement, aggregate, concrete ... before exploitation, while also producing tangible social and economic results. The response
Its Biennial ecology update 2016 to 2018 (PDF, 3.63MB, 56 pages) demonstrates its commitment to biodiversity, and to fulfilling its obligations both legislatively, and to the governments ...
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The Old Quarry. The old quarry consists of a woodland community that has developed among bare limestone cliffs and the thin rocky soil that is characteristic of the region. In the 1890s, this section of the property was quarried for limestone, leaving large areas stripped of vegetation and soil.
Quarry's relief and geological structure create diverse conditions for living organisms. It must serve as a prerequisite for potentially high spatial biodiversity. It should be also noticed that in quarry conditions there are plots with similar relief features, but with different times of overgrowing.
Offset costs ranged from 3% to 8% of quarry investment. • No net loss of biodiversity could not be demonstrated in three reviewed cases. • Better environmental impact assessment leads to better offset design and implementation.
The Quarry Products Association is the trade body for UK companies supplying all types of quarry products. Good practice : Biodiversity and Geodiversity Good Practice . To ensure that ...
Impacts of quarry activities on water resources and effects on biodiversity; the Odonata assessment. Using dragonfly and Damselfly species diversity as a tool in assessing changes in water quality and determining the effects of quarry operations on the quality of water resources.