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06 October 2023

Biodiversity provides resilience in a changing world and gives us a sense of wonder. UC is committed to improving biodiversity on campus. The UC Biodiversity Plan 2022 - 2025 describes our targets and actions to improve biodiversity. Learn more about biodiversity at UC.


UC is committed to improving biodiversity on campus and have a plan to make it happen. The UC Biodiversity Plan 2022 - 2025 describes targets and actions to improve biodiversity. These include:

  • Improve plant diversity: include a diverse range of plants in new plantings
  • Improve bird populations: focus on planting bird-friendly plants and predator control
  • Improve stream life: focus is on stormwater treatment to benefit invertebrates and fish
  • Improve cryptic biodiversity: microbes, fungi and invertebrates will benefit from unmanaged areas of native plantings
  • Improve conditions for Taonga species
  • Enhance Ki uta ki tai (connections between mountains and sea)

Learn more about our biodiversity research, teaching and other activities by exploring Goal 15 (Life on Land) in UC's committment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Learn more about our biodiversity journey in the UC Biodiversity Plan 2022-2025 below. See also a previous iteration here: UC Biodiversity Plan 2019 - 2024.

Have you heard the news? A Kārearea/ New Zealand falcon has made our campus home for the past few weeks! As a taonga species and the only remaining endemic bird of prey in Aotearoa, the Kārearea plays an important role as a top predator. Find out more about this incredible bird with Dr Sara Kross, falcon expert from the School of Biological Sciences.

UC Biodiversity Plan 2022-2025

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