Scotland is home to over 26,000 species of invertebrate. Our diverse habitats provide a refuge for some of our most beautiful and vulnerable species. We urgently need funding to understand, communicate and take action to save Scotland’s special invertebrates on the edge of extinction.
A number of invertebrates living in Scotland are at risk of extinction from the UK, e.g. due to habitat loss and the threat of climate change. Invertebrates are vitally important to a healthy planet – humans and other life forms could not survive without them. Through this project, we will work with communities and others to give a brighter future to at least five species of invertebrate that are on the edge of extinction in the UK; this project will benefit other animals and plants too.
Scotland supports a range of habitats that are home to a diversity of invertebrate species. This project will raise awareness of the plight and importance of our invertebrates to communities, carrying out research to better understand species needs, and restoring habitats to provide safe havens for threatened species. This project will benefit 5 species, including Tadpole Shrimp along the north Solway Firth coast, and Bordered Brown Lacewing along the east coast from Stonehaven to St Cyrus.