n UP Biodiversity Map shows where the wild things are - Coconuts

UP Biodiversity Map shows where the wild things are

Unlike at other colleges, when people refer to the “wildlife” at the University of the Philippines Diliman campus, they probably are referring to the diverse collection of flora and fauna found there.

The UP Wild, a community of nature lovers and conservationists on Facebook, posted a copy of the UP Biodiversity Map, which shows the different types of habitats found within the sprawling state university campus, and where the dozens of birds, amphibians, mammals, and reptile species may be found.

As one of the few green spaces in Metro Manila, the Diliman campus is famously home to many different species, and students often encounter animals rarely seen elsewhere.

In fact, this inventory of species found on the UP and Ateneo de Manila campuses listed a total of 76 vertebrate species when it was published in 1999. This included six species of amphibians, 13 species of reptiles, 47 species of bird, and ten species of mammals—a number of which were endemic.

Read: Dumaguete’s scientists are up in arms against an ambitious 174-hectare ‘Smart City’ reclamation project

UP Diliman Biodiversity Map (Gan, Pasumbal Solidum) / FB.com/UPWild
UP Diliman Biodiversity Map (Gan, Pasumbal Solidum) / FB.com/UPWild

Subscribe to The Coconuts Podcast for top trending news and pop culture from Southeast Asia and Hong Kong every Friday!



Reader Interactions

Leave A Reply

BECOME A COCO+ MEMBER

Support local news and join a community of like-minded
“Coconauts” across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

Join Now
Coconuts TV
Our latest and greatest original videos
Subscribe on

Here’s how beginner online traders can learn to make sense of market trends

PRESENTED BY

MOST POPULAR