Biodiversity at Kingston University

"Biodiversity is the variety of life. It encompasses the whole range of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, insects and other invertebrates, plants, fungi and micro-organisms such as bacteria and viruses." – The UK Biodiversity Steering Group

Newt from a biodiversity countKingston University is lucky to have campuses and sites rich in valuable wildlife habitats. We have been actively managing its biodiversity since 2005, striving to ensure that we manage these spaces according to best practice for wildlife conservation.

We are keen to demonstrate best practice management of the green estate not only because we have a duty to properly steward the wide range of habitats and wildlife and to comply with our statutory obligations, but because other species with which we share our space, have a right to exist without being negatively impacted by our actions.

Good quality green spaces are proven to aid mental wellbeing so maintaining and improving our sites for other species also benefits our students and staff.

Our stewardship of green spaces ties into the UN Sustainable Development Goals, which aim to transform our world and promote prosperity for all while protecting our planet.

Projects that enhance biodiversity

Biodiversity pondWe are committed to projects which enhance biodiversity. Our projects, including invasive species management, river pollution monitoring and our pollinator project work, are supported by the enthusiasm of students, staff and local community volunteers.

If you would like to find out more or join in at one of our conservation events, contact

Find out more about Kingston University's biodiversity

Follow the links below to find out more about the University's plans and policies regarding biodiversity.

Get in touch with the Biodiversity Team

Get in touch with the Biodiversity Team