Wildlife and Greenspaces
The NTU estate is made up of over 260 hectares of land, ranging from the urban city centre to rural farmland. A rich variety of habitats and species can be found across the estate which are valuable assets to the University, community, and the local environment.
NTU has a strong commitment to sustainability and environmental conservation and actively aims to protect and enhance the natural habitats found within the university campuses. Find out more below.
Hedgehog Friendly Campus
In 2020, the British Hedgehog was declared vulnerable to extinction and listed on the IUCN Red List for Britain's Mammals. NTU committed to making further improvements across the estate to help the UK’s Hedgehog population as part of the Hedgehog Friendly Campus initiative. In 2023 we achieved Gold Award for Brackenhurst, Clifton, and City Campus.
Numbers of hedgehogs have fallen by up to 30% in urban areas and 50% in rural areas since the year 2000.
Share your Wildlife Sightings and Suggestions
Contact the Sustainability Team via email to share your wildlife sightings and ideas on how to conserve and enhance biodiversity at NTU