Bumblebee Conservation Trust joins forces to help protect our threatened wildlife.
More than 100 species of England’s most threatened wildlife could be saved from extinction thanks to a new £4.6 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
HLF has approved the development stage and provided initial funding for ‘Back from the Brink’, a partnership project that brings together a range of conservation organisations to focus on protecting key threatened species – such as the Shrill carder bumblebee, grey long-eared bat, pasque flower, sand lizard, and Duke of Burgundy butterfly – from extinction.
The programme is being run by Natural England and the Partnership for Species Conservation – a coalition of seven of the UK’s leading wildlife charities (Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, Bat Conservation Trust, Buglife, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife, and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds). By working together at sites across the country, ‘Back from the Brink’ will save 20 species from extinction and help another 118 species that are under threat move to a more certain future.