Our conservation projects in England are managed by our national staff based at our Head Office in Dorset and by our network of regional staff.
We generally direct our conservation effort to key regions where we can halt and reverse the decline of our endangered butterfly species.
Many of the projects work at a landscape-scale, where our projects co-ordinate the conservation and management of habitats for a range of species across a large natural area, often made up of a network of sites.
All of our projects are run in close collaboration with local landowners, conservation partners and with our branches who also organise many projects in their areas (find your local branch).
Find more information below on some of the current and completed projects undertaken in various regions throughout England.
- Farmland Butterfly Initiative
- Species Recovery Programme (Butterflies)
- Species Recovery Programme (Moths)
- Forestry Commission Strategy
South West England:
- Conserving the Painswick Valleys’ Rare Butterflies
- Conserving the Marsh Fritillary in Dorset: Lessons from 15 years of landscape-scale-conservation
- Expanding the Large Blue Landscape in the Polden Hills
- Restoring Marsh Fritillary metapopulations on Dartmoor
- Saving Devon’s Precious Pearls
- The Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project
South East England:
- Landscape-scale woodland restoration for multiple species in the South East Woodlands
- The Heath Fritillary in the Blean Woods: A low input large output landscape project
- Restoration of a Small Blue metapopulation on the Southam Lias Grasslands of Warwickshire
- The impact of management on Pearl-bordered Fritillary populations in the Wyre Forest
- Conserving the High Brown Fritillary in the Morecambe Bay Limestones
- Targeting restoration management to stabilise Duke of Burgundy metapopulations on the North York Moors
More details on some of the above projects can be found in the Landscape-scale conservation report.
In additon to the projects listed there have been many other projects covering a variety of species in a range of areas including: Cambridgeshire (White Spotted Pinion), North Hants (Wood White), the West Midlands (Fritillaries), Ipswich Heath (Silver-studded Blue) and the South Downs, South East England (Duke of Burgundy).