Quarries represent an important source of mineral resources, but they can also have a positive or a negative impact for different categories of species. This is also the case for Iglicioara Quarry. Through this project we aim to develop a comprehensive study of the biodiversity found on site, with accent on vertebrates. This will conclude with a biodiversity report that comes as an addition to the data provided by prevoius environment impact studies. Also, it will be a solution to the problem of data deficiency regarding certain species in the area. The administration of protected areas and stakeholders interested in this site will benefit from the data provided by our study and will now have a basis for future biodiversity research or landscape reconstruction projects.

Another objective of our project is to raise awareness about the importance of biodiversity on location and its link to Iglicioara Quarry. The inhabitants from the nearby Turcoaia community are mainly targeted, but also, through social media, anybody else interested in research projects such as this one.

The use of social media in spreading information about Iglicioara Quarry's biodiversity will be a starting point in attracting stakeholders interested in funding future landscape reintegration projects and biodiversity rehabilitation.

Nature always finds a way

In the end, we are all in this together. Let's rejoice in our adventures and be glad we are surrounded by nature.

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30Sep

One step away from the finishline

It's almost the end - we have one more day to be here with you - so we thought we would share some of our results with you.

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29Sep

Final moments

It's a time race to the finish line. But there is still work to be done.

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08Sep

Live (2) from Iglicioara Quarry

Getting ready for Dracula's cousins.

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01Sep

Live, from Iglicioara Quarry

We're interrupting the current broadcast for an important announcement :)

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01Sep

The sand martin video

Please read the next post to learn the story of this video.

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20Aug

Sand martins...

... or how a quarry creates breeding grounds for new species

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20Aug

What can a small pond do?

Let's continue our story in the Iglicioara Quarry. Today we're talking about water.

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18Aug

Education from the bottom up

We have promised updates and surprises – so here’s one! Education is a very important part of our project. Only by getting to know nature, ‘urbanized’ people will be drawn closer to it – to enjoy and protect the wild. Click the "Read More" button!

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06Aug

Checking in

Time really does fly by - it's almost August and we're steadily closing in the Final Report. It's been a crazy summer for us so far, full of beautiful research projects, Heidelberg's included. As we feel guilty beyond reasonable doubt, we promise to update you with everything we've done so far. Keep a close eye on our blog the next few days, we have a ton of surprises stored for you ;)

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31Iul

Touching base

On the 8th of April we have started our journey in Iglicioara Quarry. After a first briefing and a quick familiarization tour we eagerly started looking for wildlife and flora. Click the button below to read the full story ;)

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09Iun
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