Species to look out for


Marsh FritillaryWelcome to Butterfly Conservation Wales, saving butterflies, moths and our environment.

Butterfly Conservation has a team of four staff in Wales. There are two Branches, North Wales and South Wales, which are run entirely by volunteers, who contribute countless hours to recording and conserving the endangered butterflies.

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.

Useful Information

Wales Lepidoptera Targets

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Wales Lepidoptera Targets. More information can be found at the Wales Biodiversity Partnership website

News and Events

18th September Caterpillar Safari on Gower near Swansea

Thursday 18th September - Marsh Fritillary Caterpillar Safari. Hour to an hour and a half walk to discover the secret life of the Marsh Fritillary butterfly and its caterpillar. No charge. Click above for details.

Film about the Pearl-bordered Fritillary

View a new documentary film about the Pearl Bordered Fritillary and Butterfly Conservation’s work at Eyarth Rocks Reserve - click above to reach the link

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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.

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Butterfly Conservation sits on the Wales Species Expert Group to develop priorities and implement actions for Lepidoptera 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.

The Wales Lepidoptera Targets document is downloadable from this page under 'Useful Information'.