Biodiversity

The La Trobe University Melbourne campus is home to the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary, established for education and research of restored indigenous flora and fauna. More than 250 species of indigenous plants are grown on-site and planted within the Sanctuary and surrounding University grounds.

The 'Eco-Corridor' spans the length of the Melbourne campus along the existing wetland system (the moat) and includes the land within Trust for Nature Conservation Covenants – the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary and a strip of land to the south of the University's Terraces (TER) buildings, also known as the North Bushland Reserve. Offsets from the loss of habitat hectares of Plains Grassy Woodland as a result of on-campus development are also included within the corridor.

The purpose of the 'Eco-Corridor' is to enhance the ecology and biodiversity of the campus through the creation of a habitat link between the La Trobe Wildlife Sanctuary, other nature reserves and water ways to the north and east of the campus.