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Le QLA est un concours scientifique et éducatif qui a lieu tous les trois ans. Il se tient simultanément aux niveaux national et international. Son objectif est de sensibiliser aux enjeux liés à la préservation de la biodiversité dans les carrières et d’identifier de nouvelles façons de la valoriser.
Des projets en matière de mise en valeur et de préservation de la biodiversité sont actuellement menés dans nos carrières dans le monde entier. En 2022, dans le cadre du concours international, nous décernerons des prix allant jusqu'à 30 000 €.
Heidelberg Materials and more than 100 guests celebrated the seven winning teams of the fifth edition of the Quarry Life Award in Brussels. Building on the award, Heidelberg Materials develops best practices for quarry management which are then applied on a global scale, amongst others supporting the company’s contribution to the EU restoration agenda.
After reading more than 50 Final Reports, the Jurors met virtually today (23 September) to discuss the results.
Heidelberg Materials is one of the world's largest integrated manufacturers of building materials and solutions with leading market positions in cement, aggregates, and ready-mixed concrete. In more than 600 active quarries worldwide Heidelberg Materials and its subsidiaries are committed to protecting and enhancing nature during and after extraction and promoting a high diversity of local flora and fauna. The company established the Quarry Life Award in 2012.
We published a short note untitled " Nesting of the Atlas Long-legged Buzzard (Buteo rufinus cirtensis) in an active limestone quarry (Aït Baha, central-western Morocco)" on both “Go-South bull.” (https://go-south.grepom.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/gsb_19_37-39.pdf/ )and shared on the website of GREPOM-BirdLife Maroc (https://www.grepom.org/ )En savoir plus
On 22 July, our research team, the HeidelbergCement local representative, and the international jury member visited the Aït Baha quarry. During the meeting, our research team presented the progress report of the project and discussed the main results. We also got some useful recommendations from the international jury member. After the meeting, we visited our experimental rehabilitation plot in the quarry and discussed how such activities could be improved. Despite the high midday temperature,...En savoir plus
During the research period, we recorded a rich fauna diversity in the Aït Baha quarry, including arthropods, reptiles, birds and mammals. We created three posters of 25 animal species and 18 floristic species, which will be exhibited at the quarry and also used as a pedagogic support for the zoology course at the Faculty of Science, Ibn Zoh University, Agadir.En savoir plus
Today we publish some photos of our experimental activities to create a demonstrative rehabilitation spot on the Ait Baha Quarry site. The focus is to create an adequate habitat to accelerate the re-vegetation process and to attract fauna species. 1. Terraces covered with topsoil and planted with Mediterranean species, adapted to water stress,to increase biomass and to improve natural vegetation establishment; 2. Gabion walls as potential microhabitats for wildlife, as they serve as shelters...En savoir plus