Congratulations to the 2016 winner of the Marsh European Lepidoptera Award - Rudi Verovnik!
Species to look out for
European Interests Group
The European Interests Group (EIG) of Butterfly Conservation aims to promote the enjoyment, conservation and study of butterflies, moths and their habitats in Europe. Membership is open to members of Butterfly Conservation. View the EIG website for details of holidays, surveys, where to see butterflies in Europe and to access the butterfly identification service, which will put a name to those difficult European species you photographed on holiday.
As an individual, you can join Butterfly Conservation's European Interests Group (EIG), which is a fully fledged branch of BC and works with BCE partners to further European butterfly and moth conservation.
They have contacts all over Europe and do surveys in collaboration with BCE partners for rare species or to provide data for local atlases. The EIG newsletter is produced twice a year and sent by email and contains a wealth of information on where to see butterflies in Europe.
You can print a membership leaflet or phone the membership department at Butterfly Conservation on 01929 406015 to add EIG membership to your subscription (£10 per annum).
Butterfly Conservation News
Butterflies in towns and cities declining faster than their countryside counterparts
Some of the UK's best-loved birds and butterflies could be wiped out as there is not enough habitat for them to cope with the effects of a warming climate.