As the longest night of the year comes around this evening Butterfly Conservation and other wildlife bodies have assessed the fortunes of our nocturnal nature and discovered a mixed picture.
The government is failing to deliver a third of its commitments to protect the natural environment
Butterfly Conservation and leading wildlife groups have welcomed the publication of official statistics charting the state of a range of threatened species in the UK.
Exotic butterflies and moths from the Continent are attempting to colonise the UK following this year’s warm summer and mild autumn.
A bird lover who turned his hobby into his livelihood has been crowned the winner of a prestigious wildlife farming award.
The hot summer of 2013 has enabled UK butterflies to bounce back following a string of poor years, the world’s largest butterfly count has revealed.
Nature lovers are being asked to check their gardens for tigers in a bid to help conservationists studying the effects of climate change on moth distribution.
Naturalist Nick Baker is encouraging primary school pupils in Dorset and Somerset to connect with nature with the launch of a ground-breaking education campaign.
Sir David Attenborough has warned that UK butterfly numbers are at a historic low and is urging the public to take part in the world’s largest butterfly count.
Butterfly Conservation believes that the European Parliament has missed a vital opportunity to help safeguard farmland wildlife for the future.
Butterfly Conservation is delighted that the Government has today decided to leave Natural England as a separate organisation and not merge it with the Environment Agency.
The rare Silver-spotted Skipper is extremely sensitive to small temperature fluctuations, a long-running study has revealed.
UK nature is in trouble – that is the conclusion of a groundbreaking report published today by a coalition of leading conservation and research organisations.
Wildlife declines are depressingly familiar in Britain and across the world. However, a new study, published this week in the international scientific journal Ecology Letters, provides some much needed good news.
The coldest start to spring for half a century has led to many butterflies emerging weeks later than usual, Butterfly Conservation has revealed.
Butterfly Conservation is extremely disappointed that the Forestry Commission is going ahead with aerial spraying of a protected wildlife site to control the Oak Processionary Moth.
Women’s fashion retailer Oasis has collaborated with Butterfly Conservation for this year’s spring and summer season to design a unique collection of t-shirts.
Butterfly Conservation is pleased that the EU has imposed a ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides which are implicated in the decline of bees.
Butterflies suffer worst year on record in washout 2012
A potential merger between Natural England and the Environment Agency could prove a wildlife disaster
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Neonicotinoid pesticide ban needed
The search to find the UK’s most wildlife-friendly farmer has been launched.
The abundance of the UK’s larger moths has crashed during the past 40 years with three species becoming extinct in the last decade, a major scientific report reveals.
Government announce that publicly-owned forest will not be sold off
Grass-feeding butterflies defied the second wettest year on record to enjoy a bumper 2012 across the UK countryside, according to a new scientific survey.