Life on the Edge (LotE) is a multi-partner project that aims to restore viable populations of some of the UK’s rarest invertebrates and plants living along the South Devon coast between Berry Head and Wembury, including the last known colony of the Six-banded Nomad Bee.  The project will also enable the recovery of over 30 other threatened invertebrates (including the Long-horned Bee, Short-necked Oil Beetle, and Moon Spider) and 30 rare or declining plant species, including Autumn Squill, Slender-fruited Bird’s-foot Trefoil and Goldilocks Aster.

In February 2022 the project was successfully awarded funds from the National Lottery Heritage Fund for an 18 month development phase.  A short video about the project on YouTube can be seen here.

The aim of this work is to provide up-to-date data on the status and distribution of invertebrates of conservation interest within five hotspots, and to undertake an assessment of habitat condition. This will provide essential additional data to further develop and refine the Conservation Management Plan, and any management interventions to be delivered at each hotspot. This is a key document for the stage two NLHF application.

For further information and to apply for the contract please download the invitation to tender document (below).  If you have any further questions, please email hayley.herridge@buglife.org.uk

PDF download – Invitation to tender