Back from the Brink (BftB) is one of the most ambitious conservation projects ever undertaken.
Its aim – to save 20 species from extinction and benefit over 200 more through 19 projects that span England; from the tip of Cornwall to Northumberland.
It’s the first time ever that so many conservation organisations have come together with one focus in mind – to bring back from the brink of extinction some of England’s most threatened species of animal, plant and fungi.
As part of the Back from the Brink programme, the Bat Conservation Trust (BCT) has developed a single species project that aims to reverse the decline of the grey long-eared bat. Read all about the grey long-eared bat project here. In addition, the BftB project will help a further 200 species that while not facing extinction are under threat. These include a number of bat species including the Bechstein’s bat, noctule, brown long-eared bat, greater horseshoe bat and soprano pipistrelle.
The Back from the Brink project was developed by Natural England and Rethink Nature. To read more about Rethink Nature visit this page.
We have produced a useful guide on how to identify long-eared bats in Britain which you can download here.