Our Landscape Management Plan is used to improve our management of the outside spaces on campus, including enhancing biodiversity and is submitted as part of our Green Flag Award application, which we achieved in 2019.
Biodiversity, or biological diversity, is the variety of life! This includes variety in habitats as well as diversity in species and the ecosystems in which they occur. Biodiversity is important because of the essential contribution that it makes to the functioning of our planet and because of all the benefits that it provides, from foods and medicine to climate regulation. Contact with biodiversity and the natural world has also been linked to improvements in health and emotional wellbeing.
Despite being just a mile and a half from the City of Manchester, the main site of the University of Salford is a leafy, riverside campus adjacent to Peel Park and the River Irwell.