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The project focuses on quantifying the effects of the limestone’s exploitation in Băița-Crăciunești Quarry on local biodiversity and its social impact. The influence of the operation extends beyond the predefined perimeter of the exploitation, having an impact on the surrounding natural and anthropic environments.
The purpose of this project was to develop a series of graphic representations from the data obtained on the field, which will highlight the exploitation’s range of influence generated from diverse sources. These maps provide an overall view of the impacted area, leading to the proposal of new methods to decrease the effects generated by the exploitation on biodiversity.
Considering that human settlements are in the nearby vicinity of the extracting operation, willing people from Băiță and Crăciunești villages will undergo a social impact study. In addition, this study will lead to a higher degree of awareness about the necessity of exploitations.
The project won the 1st Prize in National Quarry Life Award in 2014 in Romania.
Read more: http://www.quarrylifeaward.com/project/influences-non-metalliferous-ore-exploitation-biodiversity-and-its-social-impact