We were at the virtual 2020 edition of the UE Green Week

Thanks to all the visitors of this year virtual edition of the UE Green Week ! You have been many to take an interest at [...]

Far West settlers can eat their hearts out

During their exploitation phase, extractive sites offer austere and inhospitable landscapes, made of steep rocks, scree [...]

Grazing remains

Ancestor of many modern breeds, the Soay sheep is a true living remains adapted to the harshest conditions!     [...]

1/2 Slug, 1/2 Snail : a new species discovered in a Quarry !

Half slug, half snail:a new species of gastropod discovered on the site of an operative quarry member of the Life in Qua [...]

Medicinal herbs between the rocks

Discover the medicinal virtues of two plants that pioneered our quarries and which do not look like much but can heal yo [...]

A lack of ambition for quarries in Quebec

Andrée Gendron is a biologist specialized in aquatic fauna and is co-spokesperson for the Quebec citizen movement "proje [...]

Finally a futur in Wallonia for the Yellow Bellied Toads ?

Our first re-introduction of  Yellow bellied toad's juveniles took place in a Walloon career participating in the Life i [...]

Our crested newts are doing well thank you.

The first transfer of crested newt eggs in 2020 was made in late May. In their peaceful green setting, the source popula [...]

Trees & machetes

Yesterday our teams rolled up their sleeves and took out ... the machetes !! This Tuesday of July 2020, our team was on [...]

Riparia riparia, a swallow that digs burrows

Last year, a colony of sand Martins had established it’s summer neighbourhood in the Moha quarry (Carmeuse), located in [...]

We are on board.

Somewhere on a polluted ocean, the largest, oldest, most complex and subtle boat ever seen slices through the waves in s [...]

The journey of our Natterjack toads

This spring 2020, hundreds of Natterjack toad's eggs have been transported to new "refuge sites" in the hope to see the [...]

Quarries Alive conference postponed to 2021

Due to the measures taken to deal with the progression of the Covid-19, we regret to announce the postponement of the in [...]

Dynamic management of pioneer grasslands

In a quarry, the exploitation constantly disturbs the soil and creates new habitats. Among these, the pioneering grassla [...]

Creation of pionner ponds

The creation of pioneer ponds ; an action at the very heart of the LIFE in Quarries strategy of dynamic biodiversity man [...]

Creation of permanent ponds

Permanent stretches of quarry water hold rich habitats which ensure the subsistence – food and reproduction – of numerou [...]

Loose cliffs

By its very nature, extractive activities create heaps of fine and loose materials. Common in some pits, such habitats c [...]

Quarries alive 2020

The 2nd edition of the Quarries alive International Conference will be held at the University of Liège, Belgium, June 24 [...]

Restoration and management of grazed meadows

Eco-grazing or extensive grazing is making a strong comeback for the management of public, private or protected areas wi [...]

EUgreenweek – LIFE In Quarries – Partner Event

The #EUGreenWeek partner event organized on tuesday 14th of May was an opportunity to share progress of the project, leg [...]

LIFE IN QUARRIES video

We are pleased to announce the diffusion of the LIFE IN QUARRIES video presentation recorded in the participating quarri [...]

Favourable wind for the second phase of the project…

Large enthusiasm from the quarry sector allows a first list of quarries for the second phase of the project. Thanks to t [...]

Continuation of biological inventories

Despite a rainy spring, inventories of fauna and flora have confirmed the biological interest of the first phase quarrie [...]