Biodiversity Management Planning Case Studies

The CSI has launched a practical guidance for companies wishing to understand and then follow the steps in developing a Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP).

Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) Guidance

To help demonstrate these steps in practical terms, a range of case studies has been collected to demonstrate how these steps have been implemented in different ways in various parts of the world. Each case study describes the context for the actions, what was actually undertaken, what the outcomes were and what was learnt from the process. The case studies have been categorised according to stages in the BMP process that are described in greater detail in the BMP Guidance and outlined below.

Stage 1: Investigate the existing background data and context (Page 11)

Cemex: Conserving internationally recognised Important Bird & Biodiversity Areas through BMP planning (Malaysia)


Stage 2: Field investigations (Page 13)

Holcim: Field investigations to determine biodiversity priorities and actions (Costa Rica)


Stage 3: Stakeholder engagement (Page 15)

HeidelbergCement: Collaborative wetland management at Kinokamau Lake, Edmonton (Canada)

Lafarge: Restoration of an aquatic fauna corridor on Saint-Etienne River – Pierrefonds Quarry on Réunion Island

Lafarge: Best practice in biodiversity management and stakeholder engagement (Romania)

Votorantim: Environmental education and appreciation – A part of World Environment Day celebrations at Votorantim (Brazil)


Stage 4a: Determining priority species, habitats and ecosystems (Page 17)

HeidelbergCement: Return of the Peregrine (Canada)

Lafarge: Araxos quarry – Development of a scientific project for the conservation of remarkable endemic species (Greece)

InterCement: Controlling Alien Plants - Restoring a Valuable Ecosystem Conservation Area in Oribi – Simuma (South Africa)


Stage 4b: Defining targets and actions (Page 19)

Lafarge: Preservation of the Natterjack Toad in Anneville-Ambourville aggregate storage site, Normandy (France)

Titan: Offset measures to promote and enhance biodiversity (USA) 

InterCement: Rehabilitation of quarrying areas in Atlantic Forest (Brazil)

InterCement: Forestry reorganisation at the Bom Jesus Quarry – A tool for biodiversity (Portugal)


Stage 4c: Monitoring & evaluation (Page 24)

Intercement: Assessing the effects of gypsum quarry effluents in a temporary stream fish assemblage (Portugal)

Italcementi: The floristic diversity in the San Giuseppe di Basovizza quarry, Trieste (Italy)

Lafarge: Preservation of birds and rich pioneer grasslands Gaillon Quarry, Normandy (France)

SECIL: Promoting fauna diversity and abundance: Implementation of Management Actions and Monitoring (Portugal) 

Titan: Assessing biodiversity in old rehabilitated quarry benches (Greece)


Stage 5: Writing the BMP (Page 26)

Lafarge: Writing a BMP: The case of Longué Jumelle (France)


Stage 6: Reviewing, revising and reporting on the BMP (Page 29)

Cemex: A long-standing partnership with the Wildlife Habitat Council yields a comprehensive BMP (USA)