Project Partners

Bat Conservation Trust

The leading UK organisation solely devoted to the conservation of bats and the landscapes on which they rely.

Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership

Over 80 organisations and a small staff team working together to protect the Blackdown Hills AONB, a special landscape on the Devon and Somerset border, rich in wildlife, beauty and heritage.

Clinton Devon Estates

Clinton Devon Estates is a 21st century rural estate and property business. Responsible stewardship and sustainable development are at the heart of everything we do.

Our mission is: “to secure the long term prosperity of the Estates and the people who live and work on them in ways which care for the countryside and engage with the wider community”

Devon Bat Group

An organisation for bat enthusiasts to come together, gather and share knowledge and enjoy these wonderful animals – helping to conserve them and their habitats.

Devon Biodiversity Records Centre

Devon Biodiversity Records Centre is the central repository for species, habitat and geological data within the county. It values and supports the recording community whilst working closely with stakeholders, clients and the wider public.

Devon Communities Together

Devon Communities Together, the community council for Devon, is a champion for its people and environment – helping communities help themselves. We are engaged in a wide range of projects, services and funding opportunities that support our vision of dynamic communities shaping their own futures.

Devon County Council

Devon County Council is the county council administering the English county of Devon. Based in the city of Exeter, the council covers the non-metropolitan county area of Devon. Members of the council (councillors) are elected every four years to represent the electorate of each county division, almost all being nominated by the major national political parties.

Devon Wildlife Trust

Devon Wildlife Trust is hosting the bat project. An independent charity concerned with the conservation of all wildlife across Devon.

East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

East Devon AONB Partnership aims to conserve and enhance the landscape, wildlife and historic character of the area, whilst encouraging understanding and appreciation.

Farming & Wildlife Advisory Group South West

FWAG South West seeks to support, enthuse & inspire fellow farmers to value the environmental assets on their land & use them to secure sustainable & profitable businesses for the future.

Natural England

The government’s advisor on the natural environment. We provide practical advice, grounded in science, on how best to safeguard England’s natural wealth for the benefit of everyone. Our remit is to ensure sustainable stewardship of the land and sea so that people and nature can thrive. It is our responsibility to see that England’s rich natural environment can adapt and survive intact for future generations to enjoy.

North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

North Devon AONB aims to conserve and enhance the landscape, wildlife and historic character of the area, whilst encouraging understanding and appreciation.

North Devon Biosphere

Developing partnerships and managing projects for a sustainable future in north Devon, the North Devon Biosphere team work to maintain our world class environment and the high quality of life we get from it. We are here to help and advise and facilitate partnerships and projects.

South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Part of the family of protected landscapes across Britain, South Devon AONB stretches from Berry Head in Brixham to Jennycliff in Plymouth. It is a special landscape which provides a range of benefits to people and wildlife.

Vincent Wildlife Trust

The Vincent Wildlife Trust has been at the forefront of mammal conservation for 40 years. The Trust has made major contributions to the conservation of the otter, dormouse, water vole, polecat, pine marten and bat species – especially the greater and lesser horseshoe bats.

Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust

We are a local, independent charity that safeguards over 1750 beautiful acres of green space across Torbay. We are the stewards of the most important natural places in the Bay – including Berry Head Nature Reserve, Cockington Country Park, Occombe Farm and various woodlands, cliffs and coastal walks.

University of Sussex

In our Department of Environmental Research, we study how organisms interact with the environment across a range of habitats, including tropical rainforests and temperate grasslands. Furthermore, we care about how these species and environments can be conserved.

Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

The Tamar Valley AONB team work with others to ensure that the AONB is managed in a way that conserves and enhances its unique cultural identity and outstanding natural beauty for the benefit of all the people who live, work and visit the area, now and in the future.


Main Funder – National Lottery Heritage Fund

Disney Conservation Fund


♦ The late Mr Charles Tony Fuller
♦ North Devon AONB Sustainable Development Fund (SDF)
♦ Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund
♦ Wildlife Acoustics
♦ West Devon Borough Council

Charitable Trusts

D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
St Mary’s Charity
The Hawthorn Trust
Spear Charitable Trust
29th May 1961 Charitable Trust
Clark Bradbury Trust
The Linley Wightman Shaw Foundation
The Halpin Trust
Dr and Mrs Alfred Darlington Charitable Trust
The Adrian Swire Charitable Trust