Biodiversity

The University of Leeds is developing plans for one of the most significant woodland creation projects in the north of England, which would increase biodiversity, provide research and teaching opportunities and capture carbon as part of the University’s Climate Plan. The project would contribute to the White Rose Forest initiative which aims to plant 7…
The 2022 Big Campus Birdwatch takes place on Friday 28th January, and we’re encouraging staff and students to take part. The RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Big Garden Birdwatch takes place over the weekend of 28th – 30th January 2022. This annual survey is not only a great opportunity to learn more…
Final works have begun on the Bodington Fields Leeds Flood Alleviation Scheme at the University of Leeds’ Brownlee Triathlon Centre, ahead of its official launch in spring 2022. The scheme is an urban pilot site in collaboration with the Environment Agency and Leeds City Council. It is designed to help make Leeds more resilient to…
The University of Leeds has been recognised for its unique approach to transferability and interdisciplinary collaboration. At the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) Awards 2021 the Urban Biodiversity Monitoring Programme, part of the Leeds Living Lab, received the Partnerships for Progress Award. The award recognises how the programme brings together an interdisciplinary group of staff…
The University of Leeds have joined the ‘Hedgehog Friendly Campus’ scheme. The scheme is a national programme that is funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. It raises awareness of hedgehogs in urban settings and offers practical steps, training and support for Universities to improve their habitats.  The programme has an annual submission and depending…