Quarry Life Award 2016

HeidelbergCement honors international projects that promote biodiversity

On 8 December 2016, the winners of the International Quarry Life Award were presented in Brussels. The Grand Prize was awarded to a Spanish project, which studied the ecological connectivity between quarries and their surroundings. Through the competition, HeidelbergCement supports and explores innovative ideas to promote biodiversity at quarry sites. More than 450 proposals from 21 countries were submitted in 2016, of which 94 participated in the competition.

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The winners of the Quarry Life Award 2016

Grand Prize (€30,000):

Project: “Linking quarries and surroundings by restoration ecology for semi-aquatic mammals”, Spain

International prizes (€10,000 per category):

Category “Habitat & Species Research”

Project: “Arthropod & earthworm diversity as a bio-indicator for reclamation success”, Indonesia

Category “Student Project”

Project: “Nature only works if we do it together - students “understand” insects and biodiversity”, Germany

Category “Biodiversity Management”

Project: “Optimising wetland functions to local conditions in connection to quarries”, Northern Europe

Category “Education and Raising Awareness”

Project: “Biodiversity in space and time”, Russia

Category “Beyond Quarry Borders”

Project: “Stepping ponds - enhancement of connectivity for amphibians in riverside gravel pits”, Spain

The next Quarry Life Award will take place in 2018.


Stefanie Kaufmann

Sustainability Communications Manager
Tel: 
+49 6221 481 39739
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+49 6221 481 13217
HeidelbergCement AG
Berliner Straße 6
69120 Heidelberg
Germany

Grand Prize

 

Category “Biodiversity Management”

Category “Habitat & Species Research”

Category “Education and Raising Awareness”

Category “Student Project”

 

Category “Beyond Quarry Borders”