Butterfly Conservation runs projects across the UK, protecting more than 100 threatened species. We take action where we know butterflies and moths are struggling and it works.

  • Dark Bordered Beauty moth numbers have increased by 622% in Yorkshire thanks to our project at Strensall Common, where we restored habitat after a fire destroyed caterpillar food plants.
  • Heath Fritillary numbers have increased by 180%  as a result of our project in South Essex where we created woodland corridors, linking areas of breeding habitat. 

With your help we can do even more to protect butterflies and moths.

Donate today and your gift will be worth more.

Here's how: 

Volunteers creating ditch-blocking dams at Wester Moss
  1. Our Conservation Strategy identifies key species and landscapes that require priority action;
  2. A project is developed to take relevant action using our extensive knowledge, research and science; 
  3. We identify a key funder and submit an application to secure the bulk of the project costs –funders will usually only provide a percentage of the project total – for example the National Lottery Heritage Fund will fund on average 68% of the total cost;
  4. Our supporters are key to funding the remaining 32% (via appeals like this) to enable the project to go ahead – therefore a donation of £32 could be worth £100 because of the grant funding it unlocks.


I am donating to make my gift worth double for butterflies and moths.