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Get a sneak peek at the new generation of kestrels at Cemex Polska plants

05 of June '24

Cemex Poland has been supporting the protection of kestrels - a strictly protected species of falcon - since 2011. To take the best care of the birds, the company has established cooperation with the Department of Biology and Environmental Protection at the University of Lodz. At this moment, the most anticipated event of the season - the observation of the first hatched chicks - is taking place in nesting boxes at Cemex cement plants.

A new generation of kestrels has just appeared with the Kruszywowski family at the Rudniki Cement Plant, and in a few days they will also be joined by falcons from Chelm from the Cementowski and Betonowski families. The first moments of the birds' lives can be observed on YouTube thanks to live streaming from the nests. However, it is not worth delaying, because with each week the chicks change dramatically, and in a month they will be ready to leave the nest.

But before that happens, Dr. Bartosz Janic of the Department of Vertebrate Ecology and Zoology at the University of Lodz will visit them. The ornithologist will measure, weigh and ring the chicks. The Department of Biology and Environmental Protection at the University of Lodz has officially assumed substantive supervision of the project and supports Cemex in its activities. As part of the cooperation with the university, genetic material taken from the chicks will be tested.

The University of L odz has also become involved in an ornithological contest for interesting observations from nesting boxes, "Subspected at Kestrels!". The Dean of the Faculty took patronage of the initiative. Unusual or interesting nesting scenes captured in a photo (e.g., a screenshot of a broadcast), screen recording or multimedia presentation can be submitted by Internet users until the end of July. The best entries will be awarded binoculars. Details of the contest can be found at

Cemex is pleased with the cooperation undertaken with the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection at the University of Lodz, and hopes that it will enrich the ongoing kestrel conservation project and contribute to an even better understanding of the habits of this species. Currently, there are a total of 14 nesting boxes at the Cemex cement plant. Three of them are equipped with cameras for 24-hour monitoring of the nests, and each egg laid and chick hatched is documented on

Cemex wishes all bird lovers fruitful observations and encourages them to develop their ornithological passion.

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A pair of kestrels


About Cemex

Cemex is a global building materials company that cares about a better future through sustainable products and solutions. Through continuous innovation and extensive research and development, the company strives to achieve climate neutrality. Cemex is a leader in the closed-loop economy in the construction sector, and through the implementation of new technologies, it is also a pioneer in the use of alternative fuels and secondary raw materials in production processes. Cemex offers cement, ready-mixed concrete, aggregates and urbanization solutions in growing markets around the world, and its international team provides high-quality services to customers using digital technologies.

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