In more than 1000 quarries and pits worldwide HeidelbergCement is committed to managing biodiversity during and after extraction by promoting exceptional local flora and fauna. In the 3rd edition of the Quarry Life Award we continue to raise awareness of the biological value of mining sites and together finding new ways of further enhancing it.
Contest open for submissions
Register before March 1st, 2016 9AM (CET).
The Quarry Life Award (QLA) was presented at a workshop on the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Ghana, West Africa from 5 to 9 October. The event was hosted by the Government of Ghana and focused on ecosystem restoration elements of the Aichi Biodiversity agreement. Read more
Past participants joined the QLA event at SER 2015. Carline Pitz, University of Liège, Belgium - QLA 2nd prize Benelux 2014, Philip Wheeler, Open University, UK - QLA 3rd international prize 2012, and Klára Řehounková, University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic - QLA 1st international prize 2012, shared their experience around their QLA project. Read more
For the third time HeidelbergCement initiates the Quarry Life Award, an international scientific and educational competition to find new ideas for the conservation and promotion of biodiversity in quarries. These unique habitats will be opened again for research. Thanks to the Quarry Life Award, young people – students, graduates and researchers – will have the chance add true ecological and educational value to a mining site. Read more