One of Wales’ rarest butterflies is making a comeback in Carmarthenshire. Butterfly Conservation Wales has reported a dramatic increase in numbers of the Marsh Fritillary and people are being asked to help the butterfly further by volunteering.
Species to look out for
Butterfly Conservation has a team of four staff in Wales.
There are two Branches, North Wales and South Wales, which are run entirely by volunteers, who contribute countless hours to recording and conserving endangered butterflies and moths.
Please explore the links on this page to find out about our work to conserve butterflies and moths across the country.
Learn about Butterflies & Moths
Learn to identify the common British butterfly species... Join Butterfly Conservation at the Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran for a day learning about the wonderful world of butterflies.
Courses held in Pembrokeshire for both beginners and more experienced surveyors. Please click link above for full infomation. Booking essential. Saturday June 20th - Micro-moths. Saturday, July 18th to Tuesday, July 21st – Micro-moths. Saturday September 5th – Leaf-mining Moths. All courses run by and to be booked via Dave Grundy Tel: 0121-446-5446 or 0777-898-0924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Branches and Groups
If you live in Wales and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you will automatically become a member of one of the two Branches for North or South Wales which hold events, activities and talks. There are also some local groups.
Contact them via the links below to find out more.
- North Wales Branch
- South Wales Branch
- Glamorgan Moth Recording Group
- Brecknock Moth Group
- North Wales Lepidoptera
- Montgomeryshire Moths
Butterfly Conservation is a member of Wales Environment Link (WEL), an active network of environmental Non-Governmental Organisations in Wales and the official environmental link with the Welsh Government.
Butterfly & Moth Conservation Targets & Actions
The Wales Biodiversity Framework sets out the roles and remits of organisations and individuals involved in biodiversity action in Wales.
The targets provide milestones towards conserving 15 of the butterflies and 19 of the moths on the Wales list of Species of Principal Importance (the ‘Section 42’ list). More information can be found at the Wales Biodiversity Partnership website.