Our role in Biodiversity
Alongside our everyday business activities there also exists a less obtrusive world that shares our surroundings – a world of plants, birds, mammals, invertebrates, fungi and micro-organisms. This variety of life is called biodiversity. As land managers, biodiversity conservation is an important part of our environmental management at all Acheson & Glover sites by means of careful planning, operating and restoration.
Biodiversity is actually an important consequence of our quarrying operations as we provide wildlife havens in areas where biodiversity is otherwise limited by other forms of land-use such as intensive farming. Within our limestone quarries and sand pit we have increased habitat diversity for example: species rich grasslands for insects and butterflies, cliff exposures for breeding Ravens and Peregrine falcons, nesting banks for Sand martins and wetlands areas for amphibians and dragonflies.
Acheson + Glover demonstrate their commitment to protecting and enhancing biodiversity by contributing to the Quarry Products Association NI Biodiversity and Geodiversity Action Plan for the Aggregates Industry; partnering in a number of environmental projects ensuring that nationally and locally important species and habitats are conserved and enhanced.
Everyone has a role in protecting and enhancing biodiversity, whether you’ve got acres or just a window box you too can manage your own habitat.