To enhance the biodiversity of our campus and the city, the University has collaborated with the City of Edinburgh Council and other local partners.

Campus to create wildlife haven for hedgehogs
Hedgehog Friendly Campus survey of hedgehog population

The Thriving Green Spaces project which will shape an ambitious new vision for Edinburgh’s natural environment and produce a 30-year strategy and action plan to deliver that vision.

The University was awarded bronze accreditation from the Hedgehog Friendly Campus, recognising the efforts of staff and students who carried out hedgehog footprint surveys. We have a commitment to develop biodiversity action plans for all campuses. 

Case studies

Hedgehog friendly campus

University-supported project will help local green spaces thrive