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 & 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
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