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As land managers, the aggregates industry has significant control over biodiversity and the sector is already taking numerous steps to reduce negative impacts and increase positive action on biodiversity. For the industry, biodiversity work means good business practice, with potential cost savings to be gained by thinking ahead by planning for biodiversity and by engaging stakeholders like government, NGOs, local communities, biodiversity is helping to strike a balance between social, economic and environmental needs of sustainable development. The greatest scope for achieving benefits is through site restoration, making positive contributions to biodiversity targets.

QPANI member companies have been involved in a number of biodiversity enhancement projects adapting working methods to benefit wildlife including implementing site Biodiversity Management Plans (Whitemountain Quarries Ltd), Habitat improvement to the Quarry adjacent River Lagan in association with local angling association (Edentrillick Quarries Ltd), Biodiversity integration with future sustainable drainage system (Creagh Concrete Products Ltd), Native local province tree planting in Glenwherry (Robinson Quarry Masters), Habitat improvement and monitoring of Sand martin bank at Sandy bay, Lough Neagh (Mulholland Bros.), commitment and support to RSPB and Ulster Wildlife Trust conservation projects (Whitemountain Quarries Ltd, FP McCann Ltd, Tarmac Ltd).

These are all important steps that aggregate companies in Northern Irelands are taking in understanding and communicating their important role to biodiversity conservation

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Click on the images or links below to find out more about two of our members achievements.

FP McCann Ltd J Robinson & Son Ltd

Biodiversity Action in Partnership


CSR Robins Quarry Masters


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"The preservation of biodiversity is not just a job for governments. International and non-governmental organisations, the private sector and each and every individual have a role to play in changing entrenched outlooks and ending destructive patterns of behaviour"

- Kofi Annan, UN Secretary General on the 2003 International Day of Biological Diversity.

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