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Increasing Biodiversity at Leiden University

Check this page regularly for more information about increasing biodiversity at Leiden University.

Leiden has one of the most petrified inner-cities of The Netherlands. This is not beneficial for the biodiversity crisis and Leiden University, with a significant number of buildings within the Singels. The priority should be to make a positive impact on the matter. 

Currently, LUGO is taking steps with internal departments and Hortus Botanicus to make the buildings and the area surrounding positively influencing the biodiversity. And, we start today at the old University Library! Annetje Ottow, president of the Executive Board, just planted the first plants for the LUGO biodiversity project at Leiden University! 

For more information about the outcome and future projects, follow the Leiden University Green Office, subscribe to the monthly LUGO newsletter or take a look at the LUGO website.

Rogier van Vugt hands Annetje Ottow the wild geranium. Next to her is Jens Opdam of Leiden University Green Office.
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