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February 14, 2018. Ecology

CEMEX and BirdLife: A Decade of Biodiversity Conservation

CEMEX announced the renewal of its partnership with BirdLife International (BirdLife), the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Following 10 years of conservation action across several continents, CEMEX and BirdLife’s three-year renewal of their global partnership expects to achieve their goal of implementing Biodiversity Action Plans across the totality of CEMEX’s active quarries in high biodiversity value areas by 2020, continuing their efforts to achieve environmentally sustainable development.

CEMEX and BirdLife’s joint efforts have significantly improved the biodiversity of CEMEX’s quarries, such as its Cerrito Blanco Quarry in northwestern Mexico. As a result of this BAP implementation, Mexico’s national bird, the Golden Eagle, is benefiting from a focused conservation effort, including enhancing habitat quality. Other highlights include the restoration of 1,000 hectares of priority habitat in the UK, the sector-leading conservation of highly threatened reptiles through the Las Salinas BAP in the Dominican Republic, and the preservation of two Alliance for Zero Extinction species (AZE) as a result of the La Nacuma BAP in Colombia.

Recognized as a world leader in bird and nature conservation, BirdLife International is a global partnership of grassroots conservation organizations that strives to conserve birds, their habitats and global biodiversity, working with people towards sustainability in the use of natural resources. As the world’s largest Nature Conservation partnership, BirdLife International has more than 10 million members and supporters.