Hacettepe University's main campus (Beytepe) includes various terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, including Anatolian steppe and wooded steppe, riparian forest, deciduous forest, pine fields, streams and lakes. Since the surroundings of Beytepe campus tend to be urbanized in recent years, the campus area provides shelter for many plant and animal species in the region. As a matter of fact, the Beytepe campus area hosts more than 500 plant species, 60 of which are in the threat category. In addition, the campus area provides habitat for various animal species. To date, 3 amphibian, 11 reptile, 93 bird and 14 mammal species have been identified in the Beytepe campus area. In addition, many arthropod species are known in the region. The high species diversity in the semi-natural area of ​​the Beytepe Campus causes the formation of complex food webs. As a result, species living in Beytepe ecosystems are interdependent through predator-prey relationships. Due to the large natural and semi-natural area of ​​the Beytepe campus, biodiversity can be protected every day despite the density of population, pedestrian and vehicle traffic on the campus. These natural resources make the campus area suitable for the coexistence of humans, plants and animals.

Hacettepe University Beytepe Campus Yeşil Vadi



                Hacettepe University Beytepe Campus                                               Tree Species in Hacettepe University                                                                              Agricultural Area                                                                                      Beytepe Campus


Deer Care Area in Hacettepe University Beytepe Campus


Representative species from the fauna of Beytepe Campus