Guidelines for Business Activities: Limits to impact restoration
Context: A cement company has holdings in important limestone areas of Bavaria, Germany, adjacent to a Natura 2000 site (a regional KBA identified for birds). Restoration could virtually double the area of protected limestone habitats and increase ecological connectivity.
Several important species are currently at risk, including birds such as the Woodlark (Lullula arborea), Tree Pipit (Anthus trivialis), Wryneck (Jynx torquilla), and Rock Bunting (Emberiza cia); the Smooth Snake (Coronella austriaca); and many rare plants.
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The project is a partnership between BirdLife International and HeidelbergCement