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Quarry Life Award celebrates winning projects in the UK, Germany and Australia

World Cement,

As participants gear up for the announcement of the winners of the International Quarry Life Award on 9 December, HeidelbergCement has revealed more winning projects for the national element of the award.

United Kingdom

  • 1st place (€5000): Anglia Ruskin University – Grassland insects after gravel extraction.
  • 2nd place (€3000): Bath Spa University – Feasibility of biodiversity enhancements in woodland ground flora.
  • 3rd place (€1500): Loughborough University and University College London – Life in new lakes at Barton Quarry (II).
  • Highly commended project: University of the West of England – The value of quarry restoration to ecological networks.


  • 1st place (€5000): Dr Thomas Trabold from the biotope protection association Heidelberger Biotopschutz e.V – Biotope networking of three former quarries in Leimen, Heidelberg-Rohrbach and farmers’ quarry Emmertsgrundweg.
  • 2nd place (€3000): Jürgen Reusch in cooperation with 7th grade students of Jessen grammar school – Design and further development of suitable spawning grounds for the protection of native amphibians.
  • 3rd place (€1500): Stefanie Heyder, Manuela Lang and Christina Astner, students at the Chair for Ecological Restoration at TU München – Metamorphosis of a stone quarry: a project for reintroducing rare butterflies to the Walhalla Kalk quarry in Regensburg.


  • 1st place (€5000): Christopher Stuart Jones – Riparian vegetation condition assessment and management proposal.
  • 2nd place (€3000): Kate Stevenson – Amphibian colonisation of the artificial water body Tweed Sands Lake.
  • 3rd place (€1500): Sophie Malkin – Community engagement framework.

Detailed information about the projects can be found at A summary of the other national winners that have been announced so far can be found here and here.

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