BirdLife and HeidelbergCement call for new projects!
BirdLife and HeidelbergCement are taking their three year Partnership to the next level: the implementation of local conservation projects.
Today the organisations jointly announced a call for project proposals to their national partners and business units on the topic of biodiversity conservation in and around HeidelbergCement quarries.
BirdLife and HeidelbergCement stated: “We invite our partners and their local networks to help with the implementation of priority actions for biodiversity. Such actions can be species protection measures, restoration of habitats and their connectivity in the landscapes, promotion of cooperation with landowners and stakeholders as well as public awareness activities for the benefit of biodiversity.“
The priority sites and actions are defined in the 2012 BirdLife led study of HeidelbergCement Operational Sites and areas important for biodiversity in Europe and Central Asia. According to the results of the study, about 1/3 of the HeidelbergCement mining sites are located in or right next to areas of special conservation interest. HeidelbergCement commits to take special measures to protect and encourage biodiversity on their quarries both during and after mining.
· The first application period for project proposals is open until 8 March.
· The total budget allocated for grants in 2013 is 100,000 Euro and we hope to attract additional funding!
We encourage the applicants to contact Boris Barov, Programme coordinator, as soon as possible to receive additional information and support in developing ideas. A copy of the study is also available upon request.