Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 82.07
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date March 1, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution own or manage land that includes or is adjacent to legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance?:
No

A brief description of the legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance:
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Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify endangered and vulnerable species (including migratory species) with habitats on institution-owned or –managed land?:
Yes

Has the institution conducted an assessment or assessments to identify environmentally sensitive areas on institution-owned or –managed land?:
Yes

The methodologies used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or environmentally sensitive areas (including most recent year assessed) and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:

Among 40 species in ASU's date palm collection, several have been extirpated by war and strife from native habitats in the Mideast. Many pupfish in AZ are endangered due to habitat loss and to help save the species some pupfish are held in protected areas to continue breeding. The ASU collection is one of these.


A brief description of identified species, habitats and/or environmentally sensitive areas:

ASU protects species of endangered date palms that have been extirpated from native ecosystems in the Mideast. The Tempe campus also has a population of endangered pupfish, Cyprinodon macularius in the Desert Arboretum Park artificial stream and pond.


A brief description of plans or programs in place to protect or positively affect identified species, habitats and/or environmentally sensitive areas:

A date palm collection on the Polytechnic campus allows for breeding of endangered palm species.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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