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Unformatted text preview: of flora and fau­ na habitats. Environmental impact assessment and rehabilitation plans have been developed and applied in order to mitigate quarry impacts. Specific cases related to endangered species and habitats are being further assessed, such as the Initial Ecological Scoping Study in Zlatna Panega Quarry (Bulgaria) and the Biodiversity Study in Artimes Quarry (Patras, Greece), aim­ ing at developing specific management plans for the preservation and enhancement of bio­ diversity. Biodiversity Study for Artimes limestone quarry of Patras cement plant 1,250,000 1,000,000 750,000 500,000 250,000 0 ‘75 ‘77 ‘79 ‘81 ‘83 ‘85 ‘87 ‘89 ‘91 ‘93 ‘95 97 99 ‘01 ‘03 ‘05 ‘07 ‘09 Starting from the early 1970’s, TITAN has been focused in systematic quarry resto­ ration and rehabilitation, by applying best practices, including on­site nurseries for “growing” of young plants. Evidently, the progress of this 30­year commitment to re­forest and rehabilitate has been re­ markable, and it is visible in the...
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