A buzz for biodiversity!

Hannah Bowey
Tuesday 26 July 2022

The University’s Biodiversity initiatives have finally been given the spotlight that they deserve! Sustainability Coordinator Hannah Bowey and the Environment Team’s summer sustainability interns have been meeting with project managers, staff and student ambassadors to find out more about the biodiversity projects ongoing across campus. 

Biodiversity is important for our health. Where the life of animals and plants varies, our well-being increases. The University will mitigate and adapt to climate change by making St Andrews into a biodiverse space.

With the University aiming for Net Zero by 2035, the management of open spaces will be crucial for supporting biodiversity and sequestering carbon. By March 2022, the University aims to manage 10% of our open space for wildlife. This is the first step towards the 2035 target of managing more than 60% of our land for biodiversity.

Find out more about the ongoing biodiversity projects at the University by watching the YouTube video below.

If you are interested in getting involved in any of the projects mentioned in the video above, please contact the Environment Team environment@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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