Back from the Brink

Together we can bring our threatened species back from the brink.

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Quick Facts:

Back from the Brink was a partnership working to prevent the extinction of threatened species in England.

By pooling expertise and developing new ways of working we aimed to put over 100 priority species on the road to recovery by 2020. Inspiring people across the country to discover and care for threatened animals, plants and fungi.

Our legacy will be to share experience and success so that populations of threatened species are restored to more landscapes.

We worked landowners, land managers, volunteers and communities as a coalition for action to complete the £7.7 million programme of work needed to give these species a better future.

A series of 7 integrated and 12 single species projects delivered our aims in locations spread across England. Along with our national engagement these projects inspired the public to champion species recovery.

The lead partners were Amphibian and Reptile Conservation. Bat Conservation, Buglife, Bumblebee Conservation, Butterfly Conservation, Natural England, Plantlife, RSPB. This was a Rethink Nature partnership project.

This project is funded by the Lottery Heritage Fund, The People’s Postcode lottery and several other funders

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Our work would not be possible without your support. Bees and other invertebrates need help to reverse the catastrophic declines in their numbers. Please donate today and together we can restore vital habitats and rebuild strong populations of invertebrates in the UK.

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