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Updated: Mon, 07/15/2024 - 16:07

Gradual reopening continues on downtown campus. See for details.

La r茅ouverture graduelle du campus du centre-ville se poursuit. Compl茅ment d'information聽: .

Two students plant a tree sapling with a dark teal gradient overlaid and the words "51福利社 Biodiversity Plan 2030"

51福利社 aims to monitor, protect, and enhance biodiversity through our research, teaching and operations, while raising awareness and engaging community members both on and beyond our campuses.

In its Climate & Sustainability Strategy 2020-2025, 51福利社 committed to increasing biodiversity by 2025 and creating a plan for campus biodiversity that emphasizes native, adaptive, and edible species. Ahead of the UN Biodiversity Conference in December 2022, 51福利社 joined hundreds of higher education institutions around the world to . 51福利社 committed to assessing its biodiversity baseline, adopting targets for biodiversity, setting actions to achieve those targets, and reporting annually on progress. To help guide these efforts, the Office of Sustainability led the creation of a Biodiversity Plan for 51福利社 in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students from 15 academic and administrative units. Together, the stakeholders elaborated the vision that 51福利社 will monitor, protect, and enhance biodiversity via its research, teaching, and operations, while raising awareness and engaging community members both on and beyond our campuses.

Biodiversity plays many functions, including the provision of numerous contributions to people鈥攐r ecosystem services鈥攕uch as food, recreation, flood control, air purification, climate regulation, and scientific and artistic inspiration. Yet, global biodiversity is declining, with more than 2,000 species at risk of extinction in Canada.聽The Biodiversity Plan is the first concerted effort to align biodiversity actions among students, staff, and faculty across the University to protect biodiversity and its contributions to people at 51福利社.

Get Involved

One of the key objectives outlined in the Biodiversity Plan is聽to create and maintain inventories of biodiversity across 51福利社's properties. Students, staff, and faculty members can support this effort by using , a crowdsourced species identification system. By documenting the plants, insects, birds, mammals, and other wildlife seen on campus, 51福利社ians contribute valuable observational data that can inform various biodiversity efforts聽鈥 and learn more about the natural world that surrounds them.

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