Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, The Bat Conservation Trust, Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Buglife, Butterfly Conservation, Plantlife and RSPB Scotland have formed a partnership to develop the Species on the Edge (SotE) project to safeguard a suite of nationally and internationally important species around Scotland’s coasts and islands. Delivering the objectives of nine species action plans in seven project areas, the project will pilot a new way of working, using shared resources to strengthen collaboration between NGOs and communities on multi-species work.
SNH has successfully secured funding on behalf of the partnership from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to develop a second stage application for the project. This aims to deliver an ambitious four and a half year programme of work across Scotland to secure the future of a suite of endangered coastal and island species through habitat restoration, public engagement and creating a legacy that will mean the work continues long-term. The focus for delivery will be on the Solway, Inner Hebrides and Argyll, Outer Hebrides, the North coast, Orkney, Shetland and the East coast. Within these areas, work will be delivered for:
- Bees on the Edge: Great yellow bumblebee, Moss Carder bee, Northern colletes mining bee.
- Protecting Scotland’s Island Wonders: common pipistrelle, soprano pipistrelle, brown long-eared bat and Daubenton’s bat.
- Farming Horizons: Greenland white-fronted goose, red-billed chough, lapwing, curlew, dunlin, red-necked, phalarope, twite and corncrake.
- Terning the Tide: arctic tern, sandwich tern and little tern.
- Rockin the Blues: Small blue and Northern brown argus.
- A brighter future for herb rich pastures: marsh fritillary, new forest burnet moth, slender Scotch burnet moth, Transparent burnet moth and Talisker burnet moth.
- Jewels of the North coast: Scottish primrose, purple oxytropis, Hebridean marsh orchid, eyebrights, curved sedge, oysterplant, autumn gentian.
- Coastal Treasures: amphibians, primarily natterjack toads.
- Invertebrates on the Edge: tadpole shrimp, medicinal leech, narrow-mouthed whorl snail, bordered brown lacewing, short-necked oil beetle, plantain leaf beetle.
We are seeking a group of skilled and enthusiastic individuals to lead a suite of development work to help build the second stage NLHF application. These posts will be hosted by one of the partner organisations but will be expected to work in close collaboration with a range of others within the SotE partnership. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with a range of NGOs, species and habitats and provide an essential contribution to this ground breaking and exciting project.
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Species on the Edge - Project Development Officer (Protecting Scotland's Island wonders, Farming Horizions and Terning the Tide)
Species on the Edge - Project Development Officer ("Rockin' the Blues", Brighter Future for herb-rich pastures, Jewels of the North Coast)