Protection of avifauna and amphibians in the Ruda Quarry area is complex matter and it requires a very complex approach.In the project it is necessary to prepare the lowering of the land that would become rainwater reservoir. During the Spring there would be an opportunity for amphibians to develop and reproduce and for birds and mammals to find a place with water.Additionally, wetlands usually tend to attract lapwings that return from their wintering grounds in February as they need ground soft and rich in food. On the other hand, the open areas, the areas adjacent to rural areas attract hoopoes. These would be the so-called umbrella species.In addition, in late September the lower terrain would be mowed so birds and amphibians could easily move around. Mowing would be carried out from the inside to the outside, that all animals could freely leave the area.On the outskirts of the area there would be situated two educational boards describing amphibians reproduction process as well as birds migration information. Educational boards must be positioned off the beaten track so that they don't become an observation point for birds of prey and magpies, who would easily pose a threat to chicks of other birds species.The project would allow for a comprehensive assessment of the state of nature in various ecosystems (tree cover, meadows – visited by pollinators, wetlands) and to appreciate natural wealth of anthropogenic areas, where the nature’s succession develops all the time.
Kuźnia Raciborska, Śląskie
Biodiversity management, Education and raising awareness, Endangered and protected species, Scientific research, Urban ecology
Quarry Life Award 2021