An attempt to reduce impacts of limestone quarries …

An attempt to reduce impacts of limestone quarries through biodiversity assessment and translocation: A case study at the Holcim Limestone Quarry Site in Puttalam, Sri Lanka

Effect of quarrying activity on biodiversity: Case study ...

Effect of quarrying activity on biodiversity: Case study of Ogbere site, Ogun State Nigeria ... This study was carried out in quarry site at Ogbere town located at Ijebu-North Local Government Area ... limestone, marble, sandstone, slate and even just clay to make ceramic tiles. However, like many other man-made

CARABIDAE OF AN ACTIVE LIMESTONE QUARRY

2020-1-17 · islands of higher biodiversity to various extent. Deposits of limestone and cement raw materials are mined on the surface in the Czech Republic. The same is true for the large quarry of Mokrá-Horákov which lies between the villages of Mokrá-Horákov and Hostěnice adjacent to PLA Moravský Kras with a surface mining area of 2 659 881 m2 ...

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Biodiversity. Holme Hall Quarry is not just home to a busy limestone extraction operation. It is also a thriving home at various times of the year for many species of wildlife. In particular many birds are spotted in and around the quarry, some of which are hard to …

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A conservation project was implemented at a commercial limestone quarry site in Sri Lanka managed by Holcim Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. The project intended to assess the biodiversity of a proposed ...

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the same biodiversity. Clearly a network of hills is needed to adequately conserve limestone biodiversity. Hill size, as judged by basal area, did not predict species richness, instead diversity of microhabitats was the most important parameter. Keywords: Biodiversity, microhabitat, oil palm plantation, limestone hills, FELDA. guachana

Vegetation structure, species life span, and exotic status ...

2016-12-15 · An understanding of the processes involved in plant succession is pivotal in achieving an effective site restoration. In a former limestone quarry (northeastern Italy), we explored the effects of a technical reclamation on the plant community using changes in cover of vegetation layers and two sensitive plant traits (i.e. exotic status and life span), with a chronosequence approach.

Biodiversity and Ecosystem

2021-5-6 · Biodiversity Management Plan –STS (Tung Song Plant) For over six years, SCG has worked with the team led by Asst. Prof. Dr. Sara Bumrungsri, an expert in forestry biology, forest ecosystem, and biodiversity expert for limestone quarry in collecting Biodiversity Baseline Data, formulating

Biodiversity in quarries is high

Biodiversity in quarries is high. 1 Rare species such as the eagle owl and …. The species diversity in a quarry is often significantly higher after the end of excavation work than before it began. This is the result of decades of experience and the previous data of the biodiversity database of the Industrieverband Steine und Erden Baden ...

Chipping Sodbury Quarry Site Biodiversity Action Plan

Chipping Sodbury Quarry Complex is located immediately north of the town of Chipping Sodbury and east of Yate, South Gloucestershire. The overall quarry complex comprises the two active carboniferous limestone quarries of Southfields and Hampstead Farm; the historical worked out excavation of Barnhill and two currently undeveloped areas of Brinsham

Vegetation cover and biodiversity levels are driven by ...

2021-8-16 · The success of the different restoration actions performed at a limestone quarry (Colle Pedrino, Lombardy Prealps, Italy) in terms of vegetation cover and biodiversity levels, compared to the surrounding natural areas, was evaluated in this work.

High biodiversity in a city centre: Odonatofauna in an ...

2020-12-9 · Limestone quarries are known to be places where the diversity of xerothermophilic organisms is promoting diversity and in some, there are water bodies that potentially support the presence of hydrobionts. These include dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata), which, as amphibiotic insects, use both aquatic and terrestrial habitats. The purpose of this paper was to determine whether there …

Promoting biodiversity in surprising places | Solvay

2020-5-20 · Committing to protecting biodiversity isn''t just about rainforests and vast oceans. In a quarry in Belgium, a lot can be done as well, and one Solvay site is proud to be showing the way. Les Petons quarry, near Charleroi in Southern Belgium, is a calcium carbonate extraction site that ships chunks of limestone to Solvay''s Soda Ash plant in ...

High biodiversity in a city centre: odonatofauna in an ...

Limestone quarries are known to be places where the diversity of xerothermophilic organisms is promoting diversity and in some, there are water bodies that potentially support the presence of hydrobionts. These include dragonflies (Insecta: Odonata), which, as amphibiotic insects, use both aquatic and terrestrial habitats.

Limestone Karst Ecosystems by Toby Smith

Landscapes such as Padoh-Lin are protected by their cultural and historical value. Solid conservation research can quantify biodiversity ''treasures'' or unnoticed environmental services and help local authorities to identify sites where a limestone quarry would have minimal impact to culture, people, and biodiversity.

ABERDUNA QUARRY Site Biodiversity Action Plan

2015-3-30 · Aberduna Quarry is located to the north of the village of Maeshafn, 2 miles to the west of Mold in Denbighshire. The quarry is located on a limestone ridge and within an area of high nature conservation value. Approximately 400m to the north is the Alyn Valley Woods Special Area for Conservation (SAC) and close to the south east there is

Industry must act now to safeguard biodiversity threatened ...

2014-5-21 · Limestone quarrying – the process of extracting the valuable rock from the ground – is one of the primary threats to biodiversity found only in limestone areas. "Some limestone habitats, such as caves, form through natural processes over millions of …

Spontaneous succession in limestone quarries as an ...

2010-1-29 · Limestone quarries are thought to be particularly important for restoration, because the base-rich bedrock allows the development of species-rich natural communities, such as calcareous grasslands, which are among the richest and most continentally endangered habitats in Europe (e.g. Jefferson 1984; Poschlod & Wallis DeVries 2002).

Biodiversity offsets in limestone quarries: Investigation ...

2018-8-1 · Biodiversity offset consistent with mitigation hierarchy is required under the Atlantic Forest Act. Ratios of area loss to protection/restoration of up to 1:5 were applied. Offset costs ranged from 3% to 8% of quarry investment. No net loss of biodiversity could not be demonstrated in three reviewed cases.

Biodiversity & Quarry Rehabilitation | Holcim Liban S.A.L

2021-7-23 · Holcim Lebanon follows the LafargeHolcim Quarry Rehabilitation and Biodiversity Directive, benefiting from the Group''s global expertise and knowledge in raw material management, quarry rehabilitation and biodiversity conservation. We follow an integrated approach in quarry rehabilitation and biodiversity management. We are committed to rehabilitating our quarries in a safe,

Limestone pit turned into aquatic haven enhancing biodiversity

While quarry rehabilitation, in a broader approach, addresses more than just biodiversity issues, the cases studies outlined focus mainly on biodiversity. Three such cases featured were from the TITAN Group, one of them being the trout pond in an old limestone pit belonging to TITAN America''s Roanoke Cement Company (RCC) in ia, U.S.A ...

Extraction and Biodiversity in Limestone Areas

2014-6-5 · Extraction of limestone, including for cement, aggregates and lime production, is one of the main threats to limestone-restricted biodiversity.1,2,3 Moreover, in contrast to wider good work on biodiversity by some in the extractives sector4 (e.g. the rehabilitation of some wetlands/grasslands),

(PDF) An attempt to reduce impacts of limestone quarries ...

A conservation project was implemented at a commercial limestone quarry site in Sri Lanka managed by Holcim Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd. The project intended to assess the biodiversity of a proposed...

HIGH BIODIVERSITY IN A CITY CENTRE: ODONATOFAUNA I…

2018-8-1 · Seeking to contribute to advance understanding of the current gaps and challenges, biodiversity offsetting required for environmental approval of three limestone quarries in compliance with Brazil''s Atlantic Forest Act, a federal law that aims at protecting this biodiversity …

Biodiversity offsets in limestone quarries: Investigation ...

Downloadable (with restrictions)! In response to the increasing loss of biodiversity, several countries have adopted offsetting policies that seek to balance habitat destruction by restoring, enhancing and/or protecting equivalent values offsite. Such mechanisms are increasingly important in quarrying, where habitat loss may be unavoidable due to colocation of mineral resources and areas of ...

Vegetation cover and biodiversity levels are driven by ...

2020-12-1 · The study was conducted at the limestone quarry of Colle Pedrino (Lombardy, Italy), located in the Bergamo Prealps (Fig. 1AB).Owned by Italcementi S.p.A. (HeidelbergCement Group), the quarry has both active and abandoned slopes with principally southern aspects and an average elevation of …

Extraction and Biodiversity in Limestone Areas

2014-6-5 · Limestone''s particular chemistry, hydrology and geology, and associated micro-climates, has led to the evolution of a unique biodiversity, including, particular species of bats, snails, orchids, fish and beetles.6For example, some cave species are so highly adapted to life …

Industry must act now to safeguard biodiversity threatened ...

2021-8-19 · It is well-known that limestone is a valuable material quarried worldwide for making cement and constructing our buildings. Limestone geology also creates incredibly beautiful formations of cliffs and intricate cave networks that are world famous, like caves in the Balkans and picture-postcard islands and coastlines in South-East Asia.However it is much less well-known, or even researched, tha

Biodiversity Indexing at HOLCIM Philippines Limestone ...

Biodiversity Indexing at HOLCIM Philippines Limestone Quarrying Site in Budbud, Bunawan District, Davao City Adorico M. Aya-ay . Abstract: Quarry sites are actively rehabilitated to bring them back to a state that is almost similar, if not identical, to pre-quarry operations.

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Limestone hills in the tropics are regarded as "arks" of biodiversity as they contain high levels of endemic species of flora and fauna. The degradation of forests on and around limestone hills can result in negative impacts on the hill''s biodiversity. ... Kanthan Quarry site located in Chemor, Perak. APMC has also collaborated with many ...