Although a quarry is represented by industrial activities, being it self an ecosystem with specific environmental factors values, it is not separated by the surrounding ecosystems. As the species know no borders,  between the quarry and the surroundings exists connective "green"channels.  This channels are used by key species for  supply and energy exchange between the quarry and the surroundings. The key species could be represented by flora and fauna equally. In order to be sustainable a quarry management needs to maintain this connections at optimal levels. Therefore, there are three steps to follow: 1.  An inventory of the key species present at the quarry level and in the surroundings. 2. The conservation status assessment of the key species. 3. Adopting a set of measures in order to increase the conservation status of the identified key species . Following this three steps will bring a real visibility over the quarry ecosystem functioning in connection with natural habitats. 

First "bricks", future projects for ecological restoration

Ecological restoration is an important part of the assessment of habitat requirements. Therefore the identification of the most suitable areas for revegetation and a list of suitable plant species is necessary.

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Habitat requirements improvement – Part 2

Due to the specificity of the area in wich the quarry exists, a karst area, we need to better understand how this type of ecosystem works in parallel with the quarrys activities.

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Habitat requirements improvement…part 1

As we need to watch all the ecological and biological aspects today we are talking about habitat requirements for the key species and the methods to improve this requirements where needed

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Winter and her coats…part 2

The cold season caught us under her second coat, the white one, right in the middle of our first study expedition, but, the surprises did not stop coming…

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Winter and her coats…

The February monitoring period continues with the gathering of the team members. We have continued with different study trips in and around the quarry, and, again, the rich biodiversity showed us the wonderful aspects of this small area. Signs of numerous species of flora and fauna where also found at the quarry level, as nature knows no borders….

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The first steps

As we said befour, in February we begin the field work. On February 15th, part of our team set off from Constanta Station full of enthusiasm. The road to Deva lasted until the next morning at 8 AM and it was tiring but, once arrived, the beauty of the landscapes removed our fatigue from our bodies. Starting with February 16, we began to observe the mammal and bird fauna in the quarry area and in the surroundings. As needed, on the first day we met with the career representatives and we...

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Team meeting and brainstorming, necessary for evaluating the next steps in our journey trough the project.

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