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).
The links below outline some of the project work throughout England:
- The Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project
- Saving Devon’s Precious Pearls
- Farmland Butterfly Initiative
- Expanding the Large Blue Landscape in the Polden Hills
- Conserving the Painswick Valleys’ Rare Butterflies
- Species Recovery Programme (Butterflies)
- Species Recovery Programme (Moths)
- Forestry Commission Strategy
Additonal examples of our wide range of projects can be found in the Lanscape-scale conservation report and case studies from the report of our project work in England can be found below.
- Landscape-scale woodland restoration for multiple species in the South East Woodlands
- Restoration of a Small Blue metapopulation on the Southam Lias Grasslands of Warwickshire
- Targeting restoration management to stabilise Duke of Burgundy metapopulations on the North York Moors
- Conserving the High Brown Fritillary in the Morecambe Bay Limestones
- The impact of management on Pearl-bordered Fritillary populations in the Wyre Forest
- The Heath Fritillary in the Blean Woods: A low input large output landscape project
- Specialist moths in Breckland: Creating bare ground habitat on a landscape-scale
- Conserving the Marsh Fritillary in Dorset: Lessons from 15 years of landscape-scale-conservation
- Restoring Marsh Fritillary metapopulations on Dartmoor
The projects listed are not exhaustive and 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).