Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Suzanne Davis
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of Queensland
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution own or manage land that includes or is adjacent to legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, or regions of conservation importance?:
Yes

A brief description of the legally protected areas, internationally recognized areas, priority sites for biodiversity, and/or regions of conservation importance:

Please see the attached document for detailed information on the identified areas.


Has the institution conducted an assessment to identify endangered and vulnerable species (including migratory species) with habitats on land owned or managed by the institution?:
Yes

A list of endangered and vulnerable species with habitats on land owned or managed by the institution, by level of extinction risk:

Please see the attached document for detailed information on the identified species.


Has the institution conducted an assessment to identify areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution?:
Yes

A brief description of areas of biodiversity importance on land owned or managed by the institution:

Please see the attached document for detailed information on the identified areas.


The methodologies used to identify endangered and vulnerable species and/or areas of biodiversity importance and any ongoing assessment and monitoring mechanisms:

An internal assessment was undertaken using a variety of databases and mapping tools. These include:
1. * Government databases and mapping tools
Queensland Government – Department of Environment and Science https://environment.des.qld.gov.au/wildlife/threatened-species

2. Atlas of Living Australia website at http://www.ala.org.au.

3. Queensland Government – State Planning Policy Interactive Mapping System https://spp.dsdip.esriaustraliaonline.com.au/geoviewer/map/planmaking

4. Australian Government – Protected Matters Search Tool http://www.environment.gov.au/webgis-framework/apps/pmst/pmst.jsf


A brief description of the scope of the assessment(s):

The main campuses and sites are included in the assessment including the St Lucia and Gatton campuses, Heron Island Research Station, Moreton Bay Research Station and the Indooroopilly Mine site.


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

University owned lands are managed under the UQ Environmental Management System (EMS) and the associated programs. Information on the EMS is online, please refer to the following sections:
Environmental Management System, refer to Biodiversity section half way down the page
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/policies-and-procedures
In particular, refer to the
Biodiversity program
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/files/709/BiodvrstyPrgrm.pdf
Management of Native and non-native birds
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/files/772/pro_MgtBirds.pdf
UQ Lakes wildlife
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/files/10455/pbs_StLuciaLakesWldlf.pdf
In addition, refer to the programs specific to the following specialised sites:
Heron Island Research Station https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/policies-and-procedures/heron-island-research-station-hirs
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/files/891/pro_BiodvrstyPrgrmHirs.pdf
Broader site management information is available for Moreton Bay Research Station and Indooroopilly Mine site
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/policies-and-procedures/moreton-bay-research-station-mbrs
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/resources/policies-and-procedures/experimental-minesite
Information on biodiversity programs is online
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/campus-sustainability/biodiversity
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/campus-sustainability/biodiversity/bird-boxes
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/projects/campus-grounds-and-buildings/gatton-environmental-park
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/campus-sustainability/biodiversity/what-you-can-do
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/projects/campus-grounds-and-buildings/caring-injured-wildlife-campus
https://sustainability.uq.edu.au/projects/campus-grounds-and-buildings/uq-sustainability-walk


Estimated percentage of areas of biodiversity importance that are also protected areas :
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Website URL where information about the institution’s biodiversity initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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