The Life in Quarries project led by FEDIEX, the Walloon Region, the European Commission, the Biodiversity and Landscape unit of Gembloux Agro Bio-Tech, Natagora and the Plaines de l’Escaut Natural Park has come to its end, after 6 years. The general objective of this project was to develop biodiversity in various quarries in Wallonia.
Carmeuse was part of this project from the start, since 2015, with our quarries Moha and Frasnes.
With the Life in Quarries program, we developed several actions, such as:
- More than 30 pioneer ponds in favor of amphibians species, mostly encountered in quarries (different species of toads and frogs)
- 9 permanent ponds dedicated to amphibians and insects like dragonflies
- More than 4 hectares of calcareous pastures in which we can find specific plants like orchids and insects as butterflies
- 4 sand cliffs dedicated to bank swallows
- 40 stone and wood shelters dedicated to amphibians and reptiles
- More than 500 meters of linear stone shelter also dedicated to amphibians and reptiles
All these actions and initiatives will be maintained by Carmeuse for at least 15 years, in addition to the other sustainability and biodiversity initiatives that we implement on a daily basis, like the planting of hedges, collaboration with scientific institutes and environmental NGO’s.
On the occasion of this final conference that took place today in Brussels, we would like to thank our partners for this wonderful project and for allowing Carmeuse to be part of this great sustainability story.
You can find out more information about Life in Quarries project, by visiting their website: http://www.lifeinquarries.eu/en/.