Biodiversity and ecology

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UWE is lucky enough to have many beautiful green spaces across our campuses with different habitats and diverse species. We work to protect these habitats and maximise their potential to support biodiversity.

Supporting biodiversity

Examples of positive action and future plans:

  • Nectar rich herbaceous planting such as lavender, increasing year on year
  • University garden started at Frenchay, using Permaculture approach
  • Staff led vegetable garden started at Glenside
  • Herbal growing space at Bower Ashton established
  • More bird boxes and feeding stations introduced
  • Insect supporting woodpiles introduced to supplement natural habitats
  • Developing pond and grounds near the ECC
  • Ongoing biodiversity management training for the Grounds Maintenance Team
  • Wildlife walks at Frenchay to be extended into wooded and other areas
  • Phone app with information on wildlife walks and biodiversity areas being developed
  • Foraging walk to be introduced in Autumn 2013
  • Bee hives to be introduced in Spring 2014

Get involved

Biodiversity Management Plan 2013 and beyond

We are developing a Biodiversity Management Plan with input from UWE academics, local wildlife trusts, local councils, residential and business neighbours and local schools which will be available in Autumn 2013.

Surveys available

March 2010 Wildlife and Protected Species Survey

A full wildlife survey and Protected Species Audit (known as an Extended Phase I Habitat Survey). The survey took place on 16 and 17 March 2010, with a further survey on 9 April 2010.

March 2009 Protected Species Survey

A protected species survey for bats, water voles, otters and great crested newts.

Ecosulis Phase 2 Ecology Report 694k

January 2009 ecological survey

The results of a January 2009 'broad walk through' survey as part of the HP land purchase, based on details of a survey carried out by HP in August 2007.

Ecological Survey 2009 Frenchay 13.22Mb

More information and results of previous surveys can be found on the Estate Department's Ecology pages.

Institute for Sustainability, Health and Environment

Don't feed campus geese

Dry bread can choke them to death as they don’t have the moisture in their gullets to swallow it.

Page last updated 9 October 2013

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