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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Maria Kirrane
Submission Date July 20, 2018
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STARS v2.1

University College Cork - National University of Ireland, Cork
OP-10: Biodiversity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Barrie Curley
Estates manager
B&E
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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?:
Yes

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

A section of Alluvial Woodland has been identified on the Lee Road (adjacent to the Environmental Research Institute) which is protected under EU Habitats Directive as an Annex 1 habitat.


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:

Bryophyte Survey ERI, Curraheen Agricultural, Curraheen Sports and Lough Hyne Campuses. 2018
Small Mammal Survey ERI, Western Campus, Mardyke Sports, Curraheen Agricultural, Curraheen Sports and Lough Hyne Campuses. 2019
Habitat Survey Lough Hyne Campus 2019
Bird Survey Main Campus 2019
Bird Survey North Mall, Western Campus 2020
Invertebrate Survey Main, North Mall and Western Campus 2021
Bird Survey ERI, Mardyke Sports, Curraheen Sports, Curraheen Agricultural Campuses 2021


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

Please Refer to Action Plan Below


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

Please Refer to Action Plan Below


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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.