HeidelbergCement invites researchers, students and citizens to submit biodiversity projects in its quarries around the world.
The aim of this scientific and educational contest is to raise awareness of the organic value of mining sites and share new best practices with the scientific community, NGOs, authorities and our operating units.
Over 300 proposals were submitted by participants to enter the 4th edition.
Let's celebrate! On the occasion of the sixth year anniversary, HeidelbergCement and BirdLife International have published a brochure highlighting the successes of their partnership.
Many people from all over the world want to boost biodiversity with their ideas: 317 proposals were submitted for the 4th edition of the Quarry Life Award.
Dr Ben Miller is Director of Science at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, part of the Western Australian Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority. Kings Park Science is a global leader in restoration ecology science, and works closely with mining and extraction industries to undertake practical research that builds capacity in post-mine biodiversity outcomes. Ben is a plant ecologist with specific interests in plant conservation, fire ecology, urban ecology and ecosystem restoration across the state. His research has included studies of the ecology and restoration requirements of plant species threatened by iron ore mining in Western Australia; the ecology of long-lived trees in New Caledonia; community ecology and vegetation patterns in hyper-arid Pakistan; fire and spatial ecology of shrublands in Western Australia; as well as projects developing conservation strategy in Saudi Arabia.