Butterfly Conservation runs projects across the UK, each of which targets the butterflies and moths we know are in trouble in that area. A project runs for a set period of time, during which we restore or create the habitat needed to halt and reverse declines of threatened species.
The primary aim of most of our projects is to restore populations of struggling species across the landscape, both by maintaining them on sites where they still occur and by encouraging them to recolonise sites where they used to occur. This usually mean undertaking management of the habitats on which these species depend, for example cutting back overgrown trees to create a more sunny woodland ride or clearing scrub from a chalk downland to encourage the caterpillar foodplants to flourish.
But land management will only make a long-term difference if that restored habitat can be maintained after the project ends.
Our ambition is to give local communities the skills they need to look after the wildlife they live alongside.
We recruit and train volunteers to monitor butterfly and moth populations and ensure habitat continues to meet their needs for many years to come.
Please donate to our conservation projects and give butterflies and moths a future.
Urban Butterflies In Trouble
Back our work to build a network of volunteers that will care for butterflies and greenspaces in towns and cities across central Scotland.
Saving Butterflies and Moths In Wales
Your contribution could change the fortunes of vulnerable butterflies and protect crucial sites in Wales.
Give Fritillaries A Future
Together we can restore and maintain woodland habitat for some of our rarest species in the unique landscape of the Morecambe Bay Limestones.
Blues and Dukes In Need
The Large Blue and the Duke Of Burgundy are in need of urgent conservation work to secure their future in Gloucestershire's Painswick Valley.
Bolster The Duke Of Burgundy
Help us improve and maintain habitat for the Duke of Burgundy butterfly to reconnect isolated and vulnerable colonies in the Chilterns.
Give Woodland Butterflies A Boost
Help us build on our success in Northamptonshire and provide more habitat for Wood White and Black Hairstreak butterflies in Salcey Forest.
Bring Butterflies Back
You could allow us to return the stunning Large Blue butterfly to the Cornish landscape where it thrived prior to its extinction.
Build On Butterfly Success
Protect the beautiful landscapes and diverse wildlife in the south east of England.