BC in Europe

BC in Europe

Species to look out for


BC in EuropeButterfly Conservation Europe (BCE) was formed in 2004 to act as an umbrella organisation to promote and co-ordinate conservation of butterflies and moths across the continent.

It runs its own pan-European conservation projects and works through partner organisations in countries throughout Europe.

Butterfly Conservation (UK) is pleased to be the BC Europe Network Partner within the United Kingdom. It is represented on the governing Board and contributes financially to its work. It also supports its work through the European Butterflies Group.

Join BC's European Butterflies Group (EBG)

European Butterflies GroupThe European Butterflies Group (EBG) of Butterfly Conservation aims to promote the enjoyment, conservation and study of butterflies, moths and their habitats in Europe.

Membership is open to members of Butterfly Conservation.  View the EBG website for details of holidays, surveys, where to see butterflies in Europe and to access the butterfly identification service, which will put a name to those difficult European species you photographed on holiday.

As an individual, you can join Butterfly Conservation's European Butterflies Group, which is a fully fledged branch of BC and works with BCE partners to further European butterfly and moth conservation. They have contacts all over Europe and do surveys in collaboration with BCE partners for rare species or to provide data for local atlases.  The EBG newsletter is produced twice a year and sent by email has a wealth of information on where to see butterflies in Europe.

You can print a membership leaflet or phone the membership department at Butterfly Conservation on 01929 406015 to add EBG membership to your subscription (£10 per annum).