European Minerals Day - We Care about Biodiveristy

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Information about European Minerals Day - We Care about Biodiveristy

Published on September 28, 2015

Author: ChrisHeron1

Source: slideshare.net

1. Pan-European Quarry Open Days 25-27 September 2015 www.mineralsday.eu

2. More than 30 protected bird species nest and/or thrive on salt production sites We care about Biodiversity

3. Rehabilitated limestones quarries provide ideal habitats for many rare and protected species. We care about Biodiversity

4. Limestone quarries in Germany and Belgium provide nesting grounds for the Eagle Owl, an endangered species. We care about Biodiversity

5. More than 700 of the UK’s Sites of Special Scientific Interest are on former quarry sites. We care about about Biodiversity

6. A French study found that up to 50% of the country’s species can be found in existing or restored quarry sites. We care about about Biodiversity

7. Rehabilitated gypsum quarries generate diversified biotopes for rare species of amphibians, insects, birds, flowers and plants We care about Biodiversity

8. Open pit quarries, such as clay pits or silica sand quarries, offer unique habitats for many rare and endangered species. We care about about Biodiversity

9. Potassium is a nutrient essential for life (e.g. fertilizers) We care about Biodiversity

10. Discover the magical world of minerals! Pan-European Quarry Open Days 25-27 September 2015 www.mineralsday.eu

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