Ecological restoration success is higher for natural regeneration…

Limestone forests Tarjun Kalimantan

Secondary forest in SE Kalimantan

This title can be completed in many different ways and for most of them it would hold true. To the readers of this blog the statement is familiar from the world of quarries.

But the authors of a Science Advances magazine article Crouzeilles et al. (2017) have just published the result of a meta-study on tropical forest restoration including 133 published works.

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What’s buzzing and crawling in mineral extraction sites?

cover-webNew book by HeidelbergCement published in December 2016 is now available online here.

Butterflies and Other Insects in Quarries and Gravel Pits is as beautifully designed and illustrated as the previous five titles in the series. The texts are easy to  read and witty section titles help with navigation in the book. The pictures are excellent and serve well to illustrate a fascinating overview of the natural history of the most diverse group of animals.

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Project Map to show results of biodiversity management and restoration on mining sites

community_exploring-and-mapping_ghanaIn September 2016, we launched a new website – The BirdLife – HeidelbergCement Project Map. It provides a sweeping visual narrative of twenty of our partnership projects to date. The projects aim to improve local biodiversity and natural resource use at and around mining sites by working in concert with local communities, environmental authorities and scientists. Each project is pinpointed geographically on an interactive map and linked to beautiful photos and short summaries detailing their goals , activities and results. The projects are organised into the following categories:animals, plants & habitats, community involvement, and land management. The successes in each of these four key areas clearly demonstrate how partnerships between NGOs and businesses can deliver profit while bringing economic activities into harmony with nature.

Discover these stories yourself by navigating through our Project Map. Share our enthusiasm!