School wildlife gardens are gardens that attract wildlife. They can increase the biodiversity of your school grounds, particularly in urban landscapes such as capital cities; and provide a safe and attractive place to learn about wildlife. School wildlife gardens are becoming increasingly important refuges for wildlife. Numerous natural habitats are disappearing due to human activities such as pollution and house building, and many once common species are now struggling to survive. The stag beetle, the dormouse and the once common bluebell and house sparrow are all examples of native species that have greatly declined in numbers in recent years largely due to vanishing habitat. Any type of green space - no matter how small - can be designed specifically to attract wildlife.