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Goal 15: Life on Land

Sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, halt and reverse land degradation, halt biodiversity loss

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EXAMPLES OF UMD CONTRIBUTIONS TOWARD THE GOAL

This resource is under development and we want your help to fill it out! Use the webform below the examples to tell us about other departments, programs, projects, etc. at UMD that address the SDG locally or globally. The examples on this page are just a broad starting place to help compile meaningful involvement at UMD so that the Office of Sustainability can work with interested stakeholders to explore potential next steps.

The Wildlife Society

The Wildlife Society

The Wildlife Society at UMD is a professional society for students interested in pursuing a major or career in the wildlife sciences. We welcome all majors and anyone interested in learning more about wildlife research and management. As a club, we go on hikes, have fun guest speakers from places like the National Aquarium or USDA-Wildlife Services, and learn techniques for field research like camera trapping and radio telemetry. 

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UMD Beekeeping Club

UMD Beekeeping Club

An educational club for aspiring beekeepers, we manage hives located on campus and welcome anyone interested in learning to work with honeybees. Open to students, staff, and faculty.

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UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden

UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden

The UMD Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Our entire College Park campus is a convenient and easily accessible arboretum. What is an arboretum? It is a collection of trees and plants maintained for scientific and educational study and public enjoyment.

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Department of Biology

Department of Biology

The Department of Biology at the University of Maryland, College Park is committed to solving the challenges confronting modern biology by the integrated study of biomolecules, cells, organisms, and populations, within the context of how these entities interact with the natural environment.

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UMD AGNR

UMD Agriculture and Natural Resources

We embody the University's land-grant mission with a commitment to eliminate hunger and malnutrition, preserve our natural resources, improve quality of life, and empower the next generation through world-class education.

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