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Comma Butterfly in garden

B&Q boost for butterflies

Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation is pleased to announce a new partnership with B&Q to encourage customers to take action to help butterflies and other pollinators.


40 year slump for UK Butterflies

More than three-quarters of the UK’s butterflies have declined in the last 40 years with some common species suffering significant slumps, a major scientific study has revealed.

Chequered Skipper

Back from the brink

New project launched to save threatened butterflies, moths and other wildlife

Harold Hughes and Stephen Jeffcoate

Tribute to Harold

Tribute to former Butterfly Conservation Chair Harold Hughes

Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies

Discover Mabie’s Precious Pearls

One of the UK’s most threatened butterflies has seen a big increase in numbers at the Mabie Forest near Dumfries in South West Scotland.

Pearl BF

Help Save Sussex Pearls!

A conservation project has been launched to stop the drastic decline in numbers of two of the rarest woodland butterflies in Sussex - the Pearl-bordered and Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary.

Scarce Tortoiseshell Seen At RSPB Fowlmere

Continental Butterfly Appears In Cambridgeshire

A European butterfly which made news headlines last month for being the first on record to survive a British winter has now emerged in Cambridgeshire, Butterfly Conservation can reveal.