Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Mahidol University
Ecosystem and Biodiversity in Mahidol University Campus
Mahidol University has developed its campus area according to the 2008 University Master Plan with the concept, “A Promise Place to Live and Learn with Nature”, focusing on the Green University strategy, which aims to create a university that integrates shaded environment, no pollution, and scenic landscape, aiming to make efficient use of resources, promote health and be in harmony with nature to create a relaxing environment conducive to learning activities. According to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal SDG 15: Life on Land, the university will continue to focus on preserving the original environment, ecosystem, and nature in order to facilitate living and learning while also ensuring sustainable resource use and ecosystem. The university has also attempted to restore deteriorated areas by introducing a diversity of local fauna and flora. According to the Promotion of Natural Resources Conservation and Utilization Policy 2021, the university also aims to support the leadership of nearby communities in terms of environmental preservation, living with nature, and being anti-illegal deforestation and wildlife.
  • Two original and natural wetlands within Mahidol, Salaya are preserved and developed. The first one is located in the north of the Population and Social Research Institute, and the second one is located in the south of Sireeruckhachati Nature Learning Park. Biodiversity is found there, including water resources, forest, water plants, land and aquatic wildlife, serving as sanctuaries of a number of protected migrated animals. The wetlands are also valuable in terms of recreation, leisure, nature study trails, and natural classrooms for practical study