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National Quarry Life Award winners begin to be revealed

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National winners of HeidelbergCement’s Quarry Life Award 2014 have begun to be unveiled. Expert national juries selected the top five projects in each region, before deciding on three winners.

All five projects from each national contest are eligible for the International Quarry Life Award, the winners of which will be announced in Prague on 9 December.

The winners of the national contests that have been announced so far are listed below. Further information about each project can be found at

Northern Europe

  • 1st place (€5000): Stina Näslund and Sara Östberg, Sveriges Lantbruksuniversitet – Concrete biodiversity.
  • 2nd place (€3000): Carl Tamario and Dennis Amnebrink, Linnéuniversitetet – Can stone quarries contribute to preservation of endangered species in ephemeral water bodies?
  • 3rd place (€1500): Oskar Damström and Johan Linder, Umeå Universitet – A modern nature trail in Degerhamn.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • 1st place (BAM10 000): Prirodno-matematicki fakultet Sarajevo – Quarry Ribnica in function of conservation of rare and threatened floristic genpool in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • 2nd place (BAM6000): Emina Cauševic and Semir Doric – Protein expression prediction of mitochondrial DNA genes based in codon usage among selected species of ants.
  • 3rd place (BAM3000): Nermina Sarajlic and team – Bird protection at the Ribnica quarry.


  • 1st place (€5000): Grzegorz Swacha – The role of natural succession and seed bank in reclamation and shaping the biodiversity of post-mining areas.
  • 2nd place (€3000): Marcin Sikora – The reclaimed sites of Górazdze Limestone Quarry as a potential habitat for wild bees occurrence.
  • 3rd place (€1500): Edyta Turniak – A comprehensive inventory of herpetofauna of The Limestone Quarry Górazdze, with particular emphasis on rare species, as a basis for the preparation of guidelines for the environmentally friendly rehabilitation.

Czech Republic

  • 1st place (€5000): Vilém Jurek – Wildlife return at the quarry Bridla – possibilities of natural habitat restoration.
  • 2nd place (€3000): Jan Ševcík – Research of the biodiversity of Tovacov lakes.
  • 3rd place (€1500): Dan Zahradník – Gravel to landscape – landscape for people.
  • Award of the General Director of the HeidelbergCement Czech Republic (20 000 CZK): Gabriela Skoupa and Roman Kalous – Proposal for rehabilitation of Tasovice sand pit.
  • Award of the Director of the Ceskomoravský šterk (10 000 CZK): Hana Cihlárová – One photo says more than thousands of words.


  • 1st place (IDR60 000 000): Yudi L.A Salampessy – Mining and biodiversity comics publishing to the elementary school students around mine areas.
  • 2nd place (IDR40 000 000): Nisa Rachmania Mubarik – Exploration of bacterial diversity at Cirebon Quarry.
  • 3rd place (IDR20 000 000): Ada Chornelia – Bats diversity in disturbing areas in Cirebon Quarry PT. Ind.
  • 3rd place (IDR20 000 000): Geo Septianella – Odonata diversity relationship with plant vegetation diversity in Palimanan Quarry, Cirebon, West Java.
  • 3rd place (IDR20 000 000): Titut Yulistyarini – Conservation area at Cirebon Quarry and its potency in carbon sequestration.

North America

  • 1st place: Florian Hopp, student from Germany – Designing a geo-ecology and education nature trail (Sechelt).
  • 2nd place: Dr DK Lee, University of Illinois – Biodiversity and educational trails on a reclaimed rock quarry (Lincoln).
  • 3rd place: Dr Sue Grayston and Emily Mason, University of British Columbia – Biodiversity in reclamation treatments at the Lehigh Hanson Sand and Gravel Quarry (Sechelt).

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