GREECE 2016
COLLABORATIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF BIODIVERSITY

Collaborating with specialist non-profit agencies, such as the Hellenic Ornithological Society (HOS) and the University of Patras, Department of Biology, we have been working to update our restoration plans at three quarries and to carry out a new biodiversity study at our aggregates quarry in the island of Leros.

We have restoration plans for all our quarries, not just those in protected areas, and our aim is to improve rehabilitation and protect biodiversity at a local and global level. Among other activities, this involves: monitoring all our active quarries to identify areas of high biodiversity value; using the techniques of tree planting and “hydro seeding” to rehabilitate quarries; and drawing up biodiversity assessment studies to record local flora and safeguard the process of natural succession.