We want to see a world where butterflies and moths thrive and can be enjoyed by everyone, forever.

Our butterflies and moths are fundamental to a thriving ecosystem. If butterflies and moths are doing well, so is the environment around us.

However, the UK is in a biodiversity crisis. We know what is needed to reverse these declines, but time is running out. Now is the time to act.

Our five urgent asks to secure a wilder, healthier future for butterflies, moths, and people:

More budget for butterflies

More budget for butterflies.

We need the government to double the budget for species recovery.

Take action for our landscapes.

Take action for our landscapes.

We need to improve the most important places for butterflies and moths through landscape-scale action.

Access to nature for all

Access to nature for all.

The wellbeing benefits of nature need recognising – everyone should have a wild space within 15 minutes’ walk.

Ban pollinator-killing pesticides for good

Ban pollinator-killing pesticides for good.

Environmentally damaging neonicotinoids need banning immediately, with no exception.

Take light pollution seriously

Take light pollution seriously.

Recognise light pollution, a huge threat to moths, as an environmental pollutant and set legally binding targets for its reduction.

Download the manifesto

Download the manifesto.

Download and share this Manifesto with your friends and family, or use it to talk to your local representative to ask them if they will be taking action to protect butterflies and moths.

80% of butterflies have declined in the UK since the 1970s. Moth numbers have fallen by at least 33% in that same time.
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Over 60,000 attend Restore Nature Now demonstration

On 22 June 2024, Butterfly Conservation joined over 60,000 people and more than 350 charities, action groups and other organisations to march through central London and demand that the Government Restore Nature Now.

Speak up for butterflies

How to speak up for butterflies and moths this General Election

Not sure how to talk about nature this General Election? Start here with our handy guide to using our Manifesto!

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Discover top tips on how to talk to your MP or parliamentary candidate online to make a difference for nature in your community.

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