Quarries full of biodiversity
We have many years of experience in the interconnection of mining and nature conservation.
This year we have the opportunity to expand our activities to other territories in the Czech Republic and abroad
and we are therefore looking for partners who would be interested in this mutually beneficial cooperation.
Why might you care?
- We will help you in negotiations with state nature conservancy, NGOs, municipalities, and citizens to expand or start new mining and restoration of excavated areas.
- We will improve your company’s PR towards greater social responsibility and a greater emphasis on more environmentally friendly policies.
- We will provide professional advice and set up, or immediately manage activities in accordance with the interests of nature protection (cutting, mowing, or grazing animals) so that your work not only does not destroy the environment for animals and plants but even supports it.
Why do we do it?
We like to look for ways that are beneficial for nature, miners, and other entities in the area.
Although mining areas are often extremely rich in nature and its biodiversity, we perceive a huge and completely meaningless gap between miners, „nature conservancy“ and true nature conservancy.
We understand the importance of mining.
We do not want to get into a situation of aggregate shortages, and the situation has gone so far that it will be necessary to start importing aggregates with a greater negative impact on the environment.
What do quarries and sandpits have to do with helping nature?
Small quarries and sandpits are home to endangered species. We know from our experience that surprisingly many rare animals and plants settle here. Sand martins or colored bee-eaters nest in the walls of the sandpit already during mining. Frogs, newts, dragonflies, and wetland plants move into the ponds after mining. The bare surface with a minimum of land is inhabited by beautiful sand wasps, emerald tiger beetles roam here, and plovers, whose eggs are hard to notice among the stones, nest here. Orchids bloom on sparse lawns, and blue-winged locusts and rare blue butterflies fly here.
Our experience with mining companies
Špička Quarry (CZ)
To our mutual satisfaction, we have been cooperating for many years (Prague Pasture) with the company HeidelbergCement Czech republic in the maintenance of the surroundings of the Špička quarry in Prague. We carve woody species and graze goats and sheep.
Marble Quarry (CZ)
We (Prague Pasture) have another great cooperation with the company Slivenec Marble in Prague. We provide the cutting, the carving of woody species, and the grazing of goats and sheep.
Růžovec Sandpit (CZ)
We also have a successful cooperation (CUNC Jaroměř) with AG Skořenice in the restoration of the Růžovec sandpit near the village of Smetana in the Pardubice Region. We are building ponds here.
Ferdinandov Quarry (CZ)
We have sample cooperation (CUNC Jaroměř) in the care of the Ferdinandov quarry of the Agroplast company in the Hradec Králové region.
Náklo Gravelpit (CZ)
We (CUNC Arion) have excellent relations with Náklo Gravelpit, which belongs to the company Cemex in the Olomouc Region.
Kotouč Quarry (CZ)
We are starting cooperation (CUNC Hradec Králové) with the Kotouč quarry near Štramberk of the Cemix company in the Moravian-Silesian Region.
Steinbruch Hollitzer (AT)
We have established cooperation with the Rohrdorfer Group. We (JARO Österreich) cut the neglected steppe on Pfaffenberg Hill next to the Steinbruch Hollitzer quarry.