Limestone karst outcrops are dynamited into loose slopes before workers break them into construction aggregateag and road materials. Limestone is also a key raw material for the cement industry. With Myanmar’s rapid economic growth and the growing demand for cement to feed all manner of construction projects, the informal and international development of quarries and cement companies is only expected to accelerate. The environmental impact of quarrying limestone on limestone-restricted biodiversity has rarely been adequately assessed, not only in Myanmar, but across the world. Quarrying and destroying these unique isolated habitats without appropriate environmental assessment can cause species’ global extinction before they are even discovered. Fauna & Flora International has been holding workshops to convene forestry, environmental, mining and heavy industry departments, cement companies and civil society organisations in Myanmar which have been warmly received and acted upon. This ensures that environmental regulations can be successfully implemented alongside improvements to employment, health and safety regulation.