Donating to Butterfly Conservation 


Whether you have made a one off gift or a monthly donation, thank you. You have played an invaluable role in saving butterflies, moths and the future of our environment. 


Why we need your support 


Over 75% of British butterflies are in decline. Habitats have been destroyed on a massive scale, and now patterns of climate and weather are shifting unpredictably in response to pollution of the atmosphere. 


The disappearance of these beautiful creatures is more serious than just a loss of colour in the countryside.  Butterflies and moths have been recognised by the Government as indicators of biodiversity. Their fragility makes them quick to react to change so their struggle to survive is a serious warning about our environment.


Why Butterfly Conservation? 


We work throughout the UK to save butterflies, moths and our environment. Our research provides advice on how to conserve and restore habitats. We run projects to protect more than 100 threatened species and we are involved in conserving hundreds of sites and reserves.

Brown Hairstreak
Feathered Gothic (close-up) - Rob Blanken
Photo of the Big Butterfly Count ID chart