Biodiversity found on earth is today is the result of approximately 3.5 billion years of evolution. however, since the dominance of humans, especially in the development activities, biodiversity has began a rapid decline, with one species after another suffering extinction.quarrying , just like any other human development activities, causes habitat destruction and damages to biodiversity.Biodeversity conservation on the quarry site is important as all species are interlinked  and our survival depends on this fine balance that exists within nature. The projects will impart the knowledge of the interlinked and interdependence of biodiversity to students so that they may be aware, raise awareness and innovate approaches for the survival of biodiversity at quarry sites. 

BRINGING LIFE TO QUARRY BIODIVERSITY, CONNECTING QUARRY, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY TO NATURE

The project aims at bringing in birds who were previously found at the site before being quarried. Pigeon were seen to be many but moved to the community around to find habitats. Members of the community provided 2 pairs of the pigeon to be placed at the pigeon lofts. These two pairs can live and attract others to also come and find habitats at the quarry.

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21Jul

Bringing life to quarry biodiversity...connecting quarry, schools and community to nature!

Butterflies love flowers. The projects aims at bringing back and find habitats for insects such as butterflies. Flowers which attract butterflies can make butterflies find quarry rehabilitated area as a place where they can live and enjoy. students and communities can come and learn at the centre by seeing butterflies flying in the garden. They will also learn about recycling as a way of preserving environment because the garden uses used car tires left at the quarry.

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16Jul

BRINGING LIFE TO QUARRY BIODIVERSITY, CONNECTING QUARRY, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY TO NATURE

one of the aim of this project is to create insects habitats using natural materials surrounding the quarry. The insects grand hotel is made with tree trunks, dry grasses, tree branches and wooden materials.

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10Jul

Bringing life to quarry biodiversity...connecting quarry, schools and community to nature!

The project aims at creating a garden which will attract butterflies. This garden is also at the learning centre created where visitors (community members, students, local leader and even TPCCL staff) can come and learn to rehabilitate, learn about biodiversity or even to refresh ( recreation). since the soil of that area is not proper for gardening, used car tires which were dumped around were collected, painted and will serve as the garden. through this, visitors will also learn about...

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03Jul

Bringing life to quarry biodiversity...connecting quarry, schools and community to nature!

The objectives of the project among others is to have schools, community and the quarry being connected to nature. quarry have the already mined site, community have the mind that quarry activities endanger environment and the biodiversity at large. by educating students, the mind set of the community will change. by enganging community members, their negative minds towards Wazo Hill activities will change. this is possible by engaging them to quarry rehabilitation and renaturation. Students...

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25Jun

BRINGING LIFE TO QUARRY BIODIVERSITY, CONNECTING QUARRY, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY TO NATURE

Students and communities from various [parts of the city come and learn about environment at the UVIKIUTA rehabilitation program, which is inside the TPCC Ltd industry. The project have initiated a centre where visitors can come and learn about biodiversity promotion and rehabilitation under one roof. The centre will serve as an exemplary class where plants, tree nurseries, Insects and birds will be found.

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12Jun

Bringing life to quarry biodiversity...connecting quarry, schools and community to nature!

The man-made Forest Youth from the community that committed not to vandalize the TPCC infrastructures (stones quarrying and cutting down of trees at the already rehabilitated area) planting trees at the quarry site. Trees were planted in the area that boarders their homes and the quarry. This is the effort of the project to plant as many trees as possible which will serve as a forest for the coming few years. Tree planting exercise aspires to rehabilitate the area to a performing botanic...

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31May

Bringing life to quarry biodiversity...connecting quarry, schools and community to nature!

Survival of humans depends directly on the environments, which comprises of flora and fauna. Tree planting provides communities and schools with an advantage of mother nature’s natural resources system. Trees serve as food for human and animals and habitats for birds and insects.

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15May

Bringing life to quarry biodiversity...connecting quarry, schools and community to nature!

Survival of humans depends directly on the environments, which comprises of flora and fauna. Tree planting provides communities and schools with an advantage of mother nature’s natural resources system. Trees serve as food for human and animals and habitats for birds and insects.

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15May

BRINNGING LIFE TO QUARRY BIODIVERSITY, CONNECTING QUARRY, SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY TO NATURE

After getting education on the importance of protecting and rehabilitating destructed environment, Community around quarry have decided to rehabilitate the quarry site area that they had cut down trees and quarried stones. The area was a quarry site that was rehabilitated and preserved but later on was evaded by community . the community also was made aware that the area that they live was not for human habitats but was a preserved area that was to be rehabilitated and that they have evaded....

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25Apr

BRINGING LIFE TO QUARRY BIODIVERSITY – CONNECTING QUARRY, SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY TO NATURE

Creation of birds’ habitat (Birds nest and pigeon lofts) The project also aims at creating habitats for birds. Pigeons that were previously living at the area will be attracted and return back through the creation of the pigeon lofts. Two pairs of pigeons will be purchased. Those will attract other pairs to come and live in the loft as it will be built with partitions that will serve 6 pairs and a breeding nest. More pigeons will be attracted and live around in the trees. There are also some...

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16Apr

BRINGING LIFE TO QUARRY BIODIVERSITY – CONNECTING QUARRY, SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY TO NATURE

The man-made Forest A team of 25 students with their teacher and 5 community members joined their efforts to plant 1,000 trees. The area was previously surveyed and was identified as the area that was rehabilitated but community members extracted quarry and cut down trees, causing soil erosion during the rain. community members decided not to destruct the area any more and to emphasis on this, they decided to support us in planting trees. The tree planting exercise aspires to rehabilitate the...

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08Apr

Bringing life to biodiversity; Connecting schools, community and quarry to nature

Production of seedlings that will be used by communities, municipals, schools and the quarry. After learning on how to make the tubes and mixing the soil, students together with their teacher and few community members went to the field and cleared the space without harming local flora and fauna. The area cleared was for the tree nursery, garden and the insects’ habitats. Students were then engaged in the filling up of the tubes and arrange them in the nursery. Plan is to produce 5000 tree...

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29Mar

Bringing life to biodiversity; Connecting schools, community and quarry to nature

Saturday, 24th March, 2018 morning, Environmental committee of the community around the quarry were involved in interacting with students’ learning activities at the quarry site. They identified community challenges basing on the existence of the quarry activities and together with students, teachers and quarry site rehabilitators (UVIKIUTA), discussed ways to help tackle challenges. The visit aimed at imparting knowledge of the interlinked and interdependence of biodiversity to students and...

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26Mar

BRINGING LIFE TO QUARRY BIODIVERSITY – CONNECTING QUARRY, SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY TO NATURE

It was observed that people from the community around TPCC were extracting quarry and cutting down trees in the already rehabilitated areas. They were asked to stop it and this created enmity between community and TPPC. During the TPCC visit, community members complained about being removed from the area which they depended to earn their living. They were educated enough to make them agree to replant trees. Trees will serve as a way of rehabilitation, bring fresh air and also will reduce the...

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15Mar

BRINGING LIFE TO QUARRY BIODIVERSITY – CONNECTING QUARRY, SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY TO NATURE

Yesterday, Keko secondary school had a session on biodiversity education. their teacher, who visited quarry site last week facilitated the learning with the indoor and outdoor activities. Indoor activities: Teacher introduced biodiversity topic. 1. Students learnt about areas that survival of biodiversity is at risk. 2. Students learnt that quarry site can be rehabilitated. 3. students had a group discussion on how biodiversity can be protected and rehabilitated in the threatening areas ( a...

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08Mar

BRINGING LIFE TO QUARRY BIODIVERSITY – CONNECTING QUARRY, SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY TO NATURE

Yesterday, I had a team of 6 teachers who teach biodiversity and quarry rehabilitation in their schools, representatives from the women group (5) from the community around the quarry and a community environmental committee (4) had a visit at the quarry for the purpose of learning and being connected to the quarry. we had a safety induction session at the TPCC Training room. community members had a lot of questions concerning quarry and its effects to their residents and health. several local...

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02Mar

PROJECT TITLE: BRINGING LIFE TO QUARRY BIODIVERSITY – CONNECTING QUARRY, SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY TO NAT

Boko Secondary School Yesterday, we visited the school and taught them about biodiversity. Thereafter students went around the school grounds to identify types of biodiversity surrounding their school. They found some trees, grasses, flowers, birds and insects as seen in the picture. Back to class, students were taught about biodiversity at the quarry as well. They were asked whether it is possible to rehabilitate, and the respond was YES. They were then assigned into groups to discuss on ways...

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17Feb

BRINGING LIFE TO QUARRY BIODIVERSITY – CONNECTING QUARRY, SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY TO NATURE

Raising awareness through education Students need to know much about biodiversity. the more they know, they more they become aware of its importance, thus innovate ways to protect and promote them. Students at Msimbazi Secondary school learned about Biodiversity today. They identified and collected samples of biodiversity (especially insects) that surround their school ground. they also discussed ways of promoting them, be it in their school environment or at the quarry site. Education to...

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09Feb

BRINGING LIFE TO QUARRY BIODIVERSITY – CONNECTING QUARRY, SCHOOLS & COMMUNITY TO NATURE

Quarrying, just like any other human development activities, causes habitat destruction and Damages to biodiversity. Biodiversity conservation on the quarry site is important as all species are interlinked and our survival depends on this fine balance that exists within nature. While quarrying can cause significant impact to biodiversity, with the planned set of activities and management, many of the negative effects can be minimized and / controlled through: Education about biodiversity:...

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03Feb