Since the introduction of the Landfill Communities Fund, Butterfly Conservation has received over £3.1 million from this source, funding 42 conservation projects.
Current conservation projects include:
In 2016 Biffa Award kindly granted funding towards Butterfly Conservation’s ongoing work to benefit the Large Blue and Duke of Burgundy butterflies in the Cotswolds. The Expanding Painswick Valley's Dukes and Blues project built upon work already achieved in the Painswick Valley network, through Lowland Calcareous Grassland improvement and restoration across nine sites.
New Forest Fritillaries for the Future, funded by Biffa Award, will carry out targeted conservation management to restore essential breeding habitat to increase population and distribution of the Pearl-bordered Fritillary and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary in the New Forest.
The Dark Bordered Beauty moth is currently found at a single site in England, where it is in danger of being lost completely. With the help of funding from Yorventure, work is being undertaken to increase its numbers, by increasing the abundance of the caterpillar’s sole foodplant - Creeping Willow - and protecting the young plants from grazing damage.
In 2015, Veolia Environmental Trust generously supported Butterfly Conservation’s work in the West Midlands with a grant towards an 18-month project to restore and expand essential habitat for the Small Blue butterfly. Targeted conservation work will re-establish suitable breeding locations across a vital network of 25 ecologically-linked areas within the Southam Lias Grasslands Landscape in Warwickshire, also benefitting species such as Dingy Skipper and Grizzled Skipper.
Butterfly Conservation’s ambitious project continuing our work in North West England received generous funding from WREN. This three-year project focuses on improving the wooded landscape of Morecambe Bay, on the Lancashire/Cumbria border for a whole host of species, including Argent & Sable moth, High Brown Fritillary and Pearl Bordered Fritillary.
Pearl-bordered Fritillaries in West Sussex will benefit from habitat work taking place in Charlton Forest, near Chichester. This fantastic project received funding from Veolia Environmental Trust in late 2016, with project work commencing early 2017.
In 2016 Cory Environmental Trust in Britain kindly supported Butterfly Conservation’s project to restore populations of the threatened Heath Fritillary butterfly across six woodlands in South East Essex through habitat creation and enhancement.
Veolia Environmental Trust has generously funded 18 months of project work to expand the range of the threatened Duke of Burgundy butterfly in the Chilterns landscape in Buckinghamshire through a programme of habitat creation and restoration.
Completed projects funded through the Landfill Communities Fund:
|Restoring Ipswich Heaths||WREN||2016|
|Safeguarding Warwickshire's Smallest Butterfly||CEMEX Community Fund||
|Magdalen Hill Down Striped Lychnis||Veolia Environmental Trust||2014|
|Habitat Creation in Haldon Forest||GrantScape: Coastal Recycling Community Fund||2014|
|Conserving the Grizzled Skipper Butterfly in the Vale of Belvoir||SITA Trust||2014|
|Securing the Poldens Large Blue Landscape||Biffa Award||2014|
|Restoring Sywell and Hardwick Wood to conserve Rare Butterflies||GrantScape: Mick George Community Fund||2013|
|Restoring Median Farm for the Marsh Fritillary in Carmarthenshire||GrantScape: CWM Community and Environmental Fund||2013|
|Restoring a Cotswold Gem||Gloucestershire Environmental Trust||2013|
|Conserving the Small Blue Butterfly on the Guildford Downs||CEMEX Community Fund||2012|
|Conserving the Betony Case-bearer Moth||Biffa Award||2012|
|Conserving the Painswick Valley's Rare Butterflies||Biffa Award||2012|
|Restoring Ipswich Heaths||WREN||2012|
|Reconnecting the Wyre Forest for the Pearl-bordered Fritillary||SITA Trust||2012|
|Conserving the Wood White Butterfly in Northamptonshire's Woodlands||SITA Trust||2012|
|Saving the Pearl-bordered Fritillary on the Morecambe Bay Limestones||SITA Trust||2012|
|Prees Heath Common Reserve, Whitchurch||Veolia Environmental Trust||2011|
|Haldon Forest||SITA Trust||2011|
|Dukes on the Edge||SITA Trust||2011|
|Expanding the Large Blue Landscape in the Polden Hills||SITA Trust||2011|
|North York Moors for Dukes & Pearls||WREN||2010|
|White-spotted Pinion Moth||SITA Trust||2010|
|Princethorpe Woods||Biffa Award||2009|
|Shropshire Woods||SITA Trust||2009|
|Beckley-Bixley Woods Project||SITA Trust||2009|
|Denge Wood Habitat Restoration||Biffa Award||2009|
|Conserving the Grey Carpet in the Brecks||SITA Trust||2008|
|Bringing Back the Small Blue||SITA Trust||2008|
|Butterflies of Chalk Down and Quarry||CEMEX Community Fund||2008|
|Conserving the High Brown Fritillary on the Morecambe Bay Limestones||GrantScape||2008|
|Access to Butterflies at Stockton Cutting||CEMEX Community Fund||2008|
|Woodland Restoration for the Butterflies of Bentley Wood||SITA Trust||2007|
|The Purchase and Restoration of Prees Heath Common||GrantScape||2006|