We take our duties as a centre of learning, neighbour and employer seriously, and strive to make a positive impact in the world.
Enhancing Biodiversity at Durham
Durham University is situated within a highly biodiverse environment. Discover more about how we are intending on measuring, maintaining and enhancing biodiversity across our 251ha of land at Durham.
More about biodiversity at Durham
Our Biodiversity Strategy for 2022-2032 is the culmination of many years of work by our staff and students. Here at Durham, we have an enviable green and biodiverse Estate, with fascinating wildlife on the doorstep of almost all departments and colleges.
We already undertake much work to maintain our biodiversity assets, and as a result, in 2022, became one of the founding members of the Nature Positive Universities Network, which was established at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBP-COP15) in Montreal, Canada.
Hedgehog Friendly Campus
Did you know we're a Hedgehog Friendly Campus? We successfully gained the Gold Accreditation from the Hedgehog Preservation Society for the Academic Year 2022/23. We are now working on attaining the Platinum award!
Are you curious to find out more?
We invite you to read our brochure which provides a flavour of some of the key biodiversity attributes of the University Estate, and types of work we will undertake over the next decade to ensure the University-managed land around Durham remains in a healthy state for biodiversity.