Quarry Life Award: more than 450 project proposals to promote species diversity
March 1 was the application deadline for the international Quarry Life Award. Worldwide, 454 applications were received for HeidelbergCement’s research competition – 15% more than last time. Pupils, students, young researchers, and conservation organisations from Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania were asked to submit project proposals focusing on biodiversity protection and management in one of the 69 participating quarries of the Group.
The national juries then have the difficult task of selecting the five best projects in each of the 19 competition areas (covering 22 countries). For those selected, the real work will start in April. From then until September, the selected candidates and teams will perform their field work research to validate and develop their ideas. Nearly 100 projects will be rolled out across four continents.
Further information in the company's press release