Species to look out for


Marsh Fritillary

Butterfly Conservation has a team of four staff in Wales.

Our two Branches, North Wales and South Wales, are run entirely by volunteers who contribute countless hours to recording and conserving endangered butterflies and moths.

Please explore the links on this page to find out about our work to conserve butterflies and moths across the country.


What priority for Wildlife in Wales - have your say

The Welsh Government has published its new Environment Bill. The Bill will shortly be scrutinised by the National Assembly for Wales Environment committee. Now is the opportunity for your to show your passion for butterflies and moths by calling for a strong biodiversity targets to help save welsh wildlife.

A Wrexham Gem

The patchwork of vacant plots and flower-rich grassland at the Industrial Estate is a refuge for Grizzled Skipper and many other species. Butterfly Conservation and partners are working on a strategy for wildlife to thrive alongside businesses, including a new prison......

Defending the Laws that Defend Nature

Butterfly Conservation is one of 100 voluntary organisations across the UK which have joined forces to call for the protection of Europe’s natural environment. Join the consultation to defend the Birds and Habitats Directives

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Learn about Butterflies & Moths

Get the 'Micro-Moth Knowledge' ID Courses Summer 2015

Courses held in Pembrokeshire for both beginners and more experienced surveyors. Please click link above for full infomation. Booking essential. Saturday June 20th - Micro-moths. Saturday, July 18th to Tuesday, July 21st – Micro-moths. Saturday September 5th – Leaf-mining Moths. All courses run by and to be booked via Dave Grundy Tel: 0121-446-5446 or 0777-898-0924 or email

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Get involved!

Join local experts for a chance to see and learn more about our butterflies and moths or help with searches for some elusive species.

 For events across North Wales please click here and for South and West Wales please click hereYou can also keep up with South Wales Branch activities on Facebook Link to Butterfly Conservation South Wales Branch Facebook page

Join the Big Butterfly Count 

July 17th - August 9th Big Butterfly Count Logo

Branches and Groups

If you live in Wales and are a member of Butterfly Conservation you will automatically become a member of one of the two Branches for North or South Wales which hold events, activities and talks. There are also some local groups.

Contact them via the links below to find out more.

Butterfly Conservation is a member of Wales Environment Link (WEL), an active network of environmental Non-Governmental Organisations in Wales and the official environmental link with the Welsh Government.

Butterfly & Moth Conservation Targets & Actions

The Wales Biodiversity Framework sets out the roles and remits of organisations and individuals involved in biodiversity action in Wales.

The targets provide milestones towards conserving 15 of the butterflies and 19 of the moths on the Wales list of Species of Principal Importance (the ‘Section 42’ list). More information can be found at the Wales Biodiversity Partnership website.