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Biodiversity includes the habitat, ecosystems and interaction of a wide variety of plants and animals which help to maintain the quality of our air and water, pollinates our plants and prevents erosion.
Each region and area has a diverse range of flora and fauna which has developed as a consequence of geography, temperature, soil, rainfall and altitude. The University is keen to ensure that it maintains and develops biodiversity at its Claverton Down campus to benefit both the site and surrounding area.
The Biodiversity Working Group is actively engaged in identifying native local species and developing the landscape to enable them to thrive. These developments include:
Natural water feature to encourage amphibious flora and fauna
Bat and bird boxes
Natural woodlands with native trees and flora
Insect habitats including bee hives, hedges, grasslands and specific flora
Dry stone walling to provide habitats for native snakes, flora and fauna