Who lives there?

Lacerta agilis: Sand lizard. From the series: Fascinating inhabitants of our raw material extraction sites

Stichweh nachhaltigkeit 01

There is a so-called Red List in Germany. This is a list of endangered animal species. The Lacerta agilis, better known as the sand lizard, is on this list. This means that it is not yet acutely endangered, but its population has declined significantly. The main causes are land loss, the loss of small-scale habitat structure and the increase in agricultural and forestry utilisation.

The sand lizard's favoured habitats are vineyards, gardens, parks, field margins, roadsides, embankments, dams, little-used meadows and pastures as well as excavation and raw soil areas and thus domestic extraction sites. Gravel pits and quarries bring nutrient-poor raw soils to the surface.

These are ideal for so-called pioneer species, which first colonise such habitats before the natural plant succession re-establishes itself.

Hence the STICHWEH claim We help to ensure that gravel pits in operation function as sustainably as possible and can be continued as nature reserves after operation.

Source and more information:

Federal Agency for Nature Conservation

MIRO - Federal Association of Mineral Raw Materials

LinkedIn post


News overview

STICHWEH Global – your contact.

to the top