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19 Feb 2018

Project introduction on Social Media

Over the next couple of weeks, all projects competing in the fourth edition of the Quarry Life Award will be introduced individually on the QLA social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Read more

Participants of the 4th edition visit the site in Tanzania for the first time
17 Jan 2018

110+ projects selected & blogs open

The research phase of the fourth QLA edition has started with nature enthusiasts undertaking over 110 projects at quarries across 25 participating countries. Many participants visited "their" quarry for the first time and will update you with their blogs about the research. Read more

11 Dec 2017

Six years of fruitful collaboration

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. Read more

22 Nov 2017

317 proposals submitted for the 4th edition

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. Read more

17 Nov 2017

Dr Ben Miller, Director of Science at King's Park & Botanic Gardens, is a fantastic addition to the National Quarry Life Award jury

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. Read more