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SDG 15: Life on Land

A flourishing life on land is the foundation for our life on this planet.

Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification and land degradation and halt biodiversity loss. We are all part of the planet’s ecosystem and we have caused severe damage to it through deforestation, loss of natural habitats and land degradation. Goal 15 is about promoting a sustainable use of our ecosystems and preserving biodiversity, which is the key to our own survival.

SDG 15: Life on Land

Examining bee ecology

Pictured here: Amro Zayed and students

In recent decades, there has been evidence of declines in the health and diversity of wild bees. Principal investigators at York University’s Centre for Bee Ecology and Evolution (BEEc) have joined together to apply their collaborative efforts to the development of policies and environmental management for the long-term sustainability of bees and the vital ecosystem services they provide. They explore bee health through the lenses of biology, diversity, ecology, mathematics, statistics and socio-ecological systems. As they study wild and managed bee populations, the researchers hope to “support evidence-based decision-making and recommendations for sustainable practices in agricultural, urban and natural ecosystems.”

Facts

122

publications

(2019-2021)

66%

of publications
co-authored with
international collaborators

Indigenous Peoples and
Environmental
(In)Justice Project

Home to Centre for
Bee Ecology, Evolution and Conservation

Catalyzing Interdisciplinary
Research Cluster on
Partnership for Youth &
Planetary Wellbeing

Las Nubes EcoCampus

sits on 427.7 acres of land
that include the Lillian Meighen Wright Centre landmark building, the Casita Azul community library, and several conservation areas,
including the Las Nubes
Biological Reserve.

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Programs relevant
or related to SDG 15

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EcoCampus back in action
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