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Quarry Life Award 2016

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HeidelbergCement is to initiate the Quarry Life Award, an international scientific and educational competition, for the 3rd time in 2016. The award is for new ideas for conservation and promotion of biodiversity in quarries.

Dr Bernd Scheifele, CEO of HeidelbergCement, said: “Our company is committed to promote the exceptional local flora and fauna in its quarries and pits worldwide. We believe that research projects and ideas can raise knowledge about the biological value of quarrying sites, and thereby contribute to further protect and promote biodiversity. That’s why we [have implemented] the Quarry Life Award for the 3rd time in a row.”

Contestants are required to build a project around one of the following categories:

  • Habitat and species research.
  • Biodiversity management.
  • Education and raising awareness.
  • Beyond quarry borders.
  • Student class project.

The five best projects from each country, based on their innovation, feasibility, added value, stakeholder engagement and educational aspects, will enter the fieldwork phase. The winning projects will be revealed in autumn 2016. The best ideas will be awarded national prizes of €1500, €3000, and €5000, and at international level, €10 000 will be awarded to the best project from each category and a Grand Prize of €30 000 will be granted to the best overall project.

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