Mining areas are often perceived by the public as a scar on the landscape. However, in many cases they act as refuges for many rare and/or threatened species of plants and animals that almost disappeared from urbanized and simplified agricultural landscape. Hrabůvka quarry and its immediate surroundings are composed of biologically valuable habitats with a potential occurrence of threatened species. Nevertheless, systematic inventory survey has not been conducted yet. The aim of this project is therefore to carry out a zoological and botanical survey and, on its basis, to suggest environmental management to support and enhance existing biodiversity with the emphasis on compliance with ongoing mining. The project also includes the design of an educational display board that will present the biological values to the public, thus raising awareness of the benefits of mining areas for biodiversity in the landscape.
Hrabůvka quarry: a potential refuge of rare speciesKamenolom Hrabůvka: potenciál pro refugium vzácných druhů Final project report
Hrabůvka, Olomoucký kraj
Quarry Life Award 2018