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 what UC is doing to enhance biodiversity below.

UC is celebrating the International Day for Biological Diversity on Monday 22 May 2023. This week, UC is helping to create awareness of biodiversity challenges and solutions. Will you join us?

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.


You can see a previous iteration here: UC Biodiversity Plan 2019 - 2024