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 the 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.
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.
Events and activities across South and West Wales this Autumn and Winter
A beautiful moth, which for the past 100 years was restricted to the Channel Islands and a tiny corner of South West England, has colonised South Wales, Butterfly Conservation revealed.
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View a new documentary film about the Pearl Bordered Fritillary and Butterfly Conservation’s work at Eyarth Rocks Reserve - click above to reach the link