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University of Leeds shortlisted for four Green Gown Awards

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The University of Leeds are finalists in the 2023 UK and Ireland Green Gown Awards, after being shortlisted for four awards. The shortlisted projects are Gair Wood, Student Engagement through Residential Services and the Student Sustainability Research Conference, as well as PhD student Hazel Mooney being shortlisted for the student impact award.   The Green Gown...

Bodington Fields hosts rescued crayfish

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Endangered white clawed crayfish have found a safe haven in the pond at Bodington Fields natural flood management site, following the threat of crayfish plague in Meanwood Beck. Rare white clawed crayfish are the UK's only native, freshwater crayfish, and play an important role in our waterways. Historically they were common in Yorkshire, but populations...

University awarded Gold Hedgehog Friendly Campus status

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The University has achieved Gold Hedgehog Friendly Campus status, thanks to collaborative efforts to improve and protect hedgehog habitats across our campus.   Hedgehog Friendly Campus is a national programme funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society to raise awareness of hedgehogs in urban settings and offers practical steps, training and support for universities to...

Plans to develop new Gair Wood

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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 Big Campus Birdwatch 2022

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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...

Living Lab for Biodiversity

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The Living Lab for Biodiversity links the latest academic understanding of urban habitats with operational site management, students and partners across the city to monitor and improve biodiversity. Findings from the Living Lab have been used to inform decision making and policy, including the Landscape Strategy and Biodiversity Standard.  The work helps to improve urban habitats,...

International Award for Biodiversity Living Lab Programme

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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...