New book by HeidelbergCement Biodiversity series

cover-hab-mgt-enweb1HeidelbergCement have published a new book in their series dedicated to biodiversity. ‘Biodiversity Management in Quarries and Gravel Pits – Putting Nature Back Together‘ is a beautifully illustrated, hard cover book of 90 pages, edited by Dr. Michael Rademacher. This is the fifth publication in this informative series following the ones on dragonflies, orchids, birds and amphibians and reptiles.

The book introduces us to the reasons why mineral extraction sites are seen as hot-spots for biodiversity, then it leads us through a succession of features and management strategies applicable to the different stages of the life cycle of a typical quarry. The ecological concepts are illustrated with 10 selected flagship projects, to keep the readers’ focus on the practical side.

As with the previous books in the series, the Management of Biodiversity is freely available from HeidelbergCement. An electronic version can be downloaded from the Quarry Life Award website, while printed copies are to be distributed at conferences and events around the world. HeidelbergCement are inviting you to their stand at the 10th European Conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration this August in Freising, Germany.

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