Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.31
Liaison Vusal Karimli
Submission Date June 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Western Caspian University
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:

N/A


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:

Western Caspian University (WCU) invites not only its students, university staff members, but also community to make steps in sustainable management of biodiversity in different areas. The purpose of this instruction is to increase activities in order to maintain standard of biodiversity
safeguard and enhancement.
1. Increase awareness about the sustainable use of biodiversity within and beyond the university
2. Decrease the pressure in forestry and fishing activities
3. Work on research and/or development projects based on preserving flora and fauna
4. Develop modern biotechnological methods
5. Create green corridors in order to support wildlife in land
6. Save as much the aquatic Biosystems as possible
7. Build nest boxes for birds
8. Use fauna friendly lighting
9. Engage actively in tree-planting action
10. Try to eliminate personal activities done for pleasure, such as hunting
11. Do not hunt any kind of animals during closed seasons
12. Take extreme care of animals and plants who are in the red list (Azerbaijan's Red Book)


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:

Western Caspian University (WCU) invites not only its students, university staff members, but also community to make steps in sustainable management of biodiversity in different areas. The purpose of this instruction is to increase activities in order to maintain standard of biodiversity
safeguard and enhancement.
1. Increase awareness about the sustainable use of biodiversity within and beyond the
university
2. Decrease the pressure in forestry and fishing activities
3. Work on research and/or development projects based on preserving flora and fauna
4. Develop modern biotechnological methods
5. Create green corridors in order to support wildlife in land
6. Save as much the aquatic Biosystems as possible
7. Build nest boxes for birds
8. Use fauna friendly lighting
9. Engage actively in tree-planting action
10. Try to eliminate personal activities done for pleasure, such as hunting
11. Do not hunt any kind of animals during closed seasons
12. Take extreme care of animals and plants who are in the red list (Azerbaijan's Red Book)


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

N/A


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

N/A


A brief description of the plans or programs in place to protect or positively affect identified species, habitats, and/or ecosystems:
Estimated percentage of areas of biodiversity importance that are also protected areas :
20

Website URL where information about the institution’s biodiversity initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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