DLSU-D: A HAVEN FOR BIODIVERSITY
With 1,398 trees belonging to 64 endemic and indigenous species surrounding the University's 27-hectare campus, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas is indeed considered an urban biodiversity corridor, home to 34 different species of birds including the endemic Philippine scops-owl and the vulnerable Java sparrow, listed as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
Rare species of butterflies like the Swallowtail and the Magellan Birdwing also roam freely around the Botanical Garden and its nearby environs, undisturbed by a community that cherishes their habitat and respects their freedom.
In a campus that promotes sustainability, conservation and preservation of nature, Lasallians benefit by witnessing the result of this thriving ecosystem for wildlife. As the University protects its rich biodiversity, Lasallians are also privileged to enjoy a microclimate that is two degrees cooler than the temperature outside of campus, even during the hot summer months, a testament to the natural wonders for caring for Mother Nature.
Bird species in DLSU-D
Researchers at De La Salle University-Dasmariñas have recently discovered a 65 percent increase in the number of bird species found within campus, as testament to the University’s efforts to conserve and protect its biodiversity.
Endemic and Indigenous Trees in DLSU-D
As of the first half of 2014, 1,398 trees have been planted within the campus with a total of 64 varieties, ranging from indigenous species like narra, kamagong and ipil ipil; tropical species like the jade vine and canistel.
Home of Rare Butterflies
De La Salle University - Dasmariñas recently added more rare butterfly species in the roster of endemic and endangered wildlife spotted in the campus.Recently spotted in the DLSU-D Botanical Garden are Swallowtail Butterflies and the Magellan Birdwing.
Philippine Scops-owl rescued in DLSU-D
A Philippine Scops-owl, a bird species endemic to Luzon was recently rescued and released in De La Salle University-Dasmariñas after it fell off its nest near Museo de La Salle.