HeidelbergCement invites young researchers, students and citizens to carry out biodiversity projects in its quarries around the world. The aim is to further investigate and promote the biological value of mining sites and to share new best practices with the scientific community, the authorities and our operations.
In 2016, a total of 94 projects took part, involving more than 300 researchers and thousands of stakeholders. The winners of the 3rd edition were granted over 260.000EUR in prize money.
"Butterflies and other insects in quarries and gravel pits - What's buzzing and crawling in mineral extraction sites" is the sixth volume of the HeidelbergCement book series on "Biodiversity in Mining Sites". Free download is now available.
Sharing good memories of the International Award Ceremony 2016!
Our international winners 2016 talk about their participation to Quarry Life Award and explain their projects scope. Let's get inspired by their work!