Biodiversity


8.  Biodiversity:

  • Bishops and its partners must protect, restore and promote the rich biodiversity on campus, reversing land degradation and biodiversity loss.



8.1 The Bishops campus becomes a flagship organisation for local biodiversity, soil enrichment and water-wise usage.
8.2 Establish the Bishops botanical biodiversity index.
8.3 All new ground subcontractors are required to provide evidence on their contracts and to be able to report on their sustainable practises.
8.4 Majority of fertilisers, pesticides and insecticides used are environmentally supporting and enhancing.
Technological:
8.5 Continue moving towards fertilisers/pesticides/herbicides and other technologies that are environmentally supporting and enhancing.
8.6 Continue practice of composting, mulching on campus using organic waste collected on-site.
8.7 Continue using practices and improve where possible, strategies and technologies that reduce water use and fertilisers (Humawet©, water soluble folio feeds, grass cuttings for nitrogen).
Behavioural:
8.8 When removing invasive aliens, continue replacing with water-wise, long-lasting or indigenous vegetation.
8.9 Preference given to appropriate environmentally supporting and enhancing pesticides/herbicides.Preference given to appropriate environmentally supporting and enhancing pesticides/herbicides.