An introduction to biodiversity
What is biodiversity? Biodiversity is a term you may hear a lot, but what does it actually mean? A simple way to define it is that it describes the variety of plant and animal life in a given area. The more biodiverse an area is, the more ecosystem services it provides. When trying to imagine … Continue reading An introduction to biodiversity
United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15)
The biodiversity conference occurs every two years and took place last month in Montreal, Canada. Within this summit an extremely important discussion surrounding a potential international biodiversity framework was the centre of goals and targets regarding biodiversity. The importance of thriving biodiversity and the significance of the biodiversity crisis has been summarised succinctly here: “Nature … Continue reading United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15)
Newcastle University is a Hedgehog Friendly Campus. What does this mean?
What is a Hedgehog Friendly Campus? A Hedgehog Friendly Campus is a university campus, school or college who has joined a campaign created by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) to make their estates a safe and habitable environment for hedgehogs. The campaign also helps to raise awareness toward hedgehog conservation. Newcastle University first joined … Continue reading Newcastle University is a Hedgehog Friendly Campus. What does this mean?