Biodiversity, or biological diversity, is the variety of life and its processes; and it includes the variety of living organisms, and the communities and ecosystems in which they occur.

The University of Liverpool campuses, including Ness Botanical Gardens, cover an area of 40 hectares of which 19 hectares is green space.  This space is a rich range of different habitats and provides a key link to other habitats of importance in the Merseyside area.  

The grounds are host to a wide variety of amphibians, birds, insects, mammals and reptiles, producing a diverse system of ecological niches, making this a fascinating place to study, work and visit. 

The University of Liverpool is committed to ensuring that biodiversity on campus is preserved and enhanced and manages its estate to create a diverse and healthy environment for the community. 

To ensure continuous improvement in this area, an audit will be completed to assess existing biodiversity and to identify opportunities.