Human activities are destroying the natural world, leading to the extinction of animal and plant species at an alarming rate. 

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It is not too late to reverse this devastating decline of the natural world, but everyone must play their part.

Please donate to Butterfly Conservation today and together we can work to prevent this catastrophic loss of wildlife from overtaking us and leaving a weakened and denuded planet for future generations.

Together we can put nature on the path to recovery.

We may be a relatively small organisation, but we’ve proven that with the efforts of staff, volunteers, partners and supporters like you, even a seemingly lost cause can be turned around. We have shown we can bring species back from the brink of extinction - explore some of these below.

Heath Fritillary (underwing) - Iain Leach

Heath Fritillary

The Heath Fritillary is now one of our rarest butterflies and would, very likely, have become extinct in the UK were it not for our conservation efforts over the past two decades.
Find out more about our conservation efforts that helped save this species here.

New Forest Burnet - Keith Tailby

New Forest Burnet

After becoming extinct in the New Forest in 1927, this species was rediscovered in 1963 in Scotland. But by 1996 only a dozen was left, and urgent conservation work began, which included installing a fence to restrict sheep grazing. Find out more here.

Large Blue (underwing) - Ann Collier

Large Blue

The Large Blue is one of the rarest butterflies in the UK and is also a globally endangered species. It was declared extinct in the UK in 1979 but has been successfully reintroduced as part of a major conservation programme by a cohort of 22 organisations. Find out more here.

However, there are many more species in need of urgent protection, but to help save them we need your support. Please donate today to prevent further devastating declines - your support will enable change. 

Sir David Attenborough

"I do truly believe that, together, we can create a better future. I might not be here to see it, but if we make the right decisions at this critical moment, we can safeguard our planet's ecosystems, its extraordinary biodiversity and all its inhabitants. What happens next is up to every one of us." 
Sir David Attenborough, Butterfly Conservation President

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