Welcome to the Butterfly Conservation Media Centre

Here you can find our latest news, contact details for the press office, and other resources for journalists and media professionals.

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An introduction to Butterfly Conservation

Our vision is to create a world where butterflies and moths thrive and can be enjoyed by everyone, forever. 

Through our groundbreaking research, dedicated conservation work on the ground, and extensive engagement programmes, we are tackling butterfly and moth declines across the UK and saving species from extinction. 

The press office is here to help you to deliver your story, event, filming or other media project relating to Butterfly Conservation or the species we support. We can put you in touch with our world-leading experts, provide advice, or connect you with our local Branches.  

If you have an enquiry or a project you want to discuss, contact our press office on tell a friend or 01929 406005. Alternatively, get in touch with a member of the team directly – their details can be found below. 

Handy information

Office hours

The press office is open from 9am-5pm Monday - Friday, excluding bank holidays.

For urgent out-of-hours enquiries please email @email or call 01929 406 055.

Media Personalities

If you are an agent or manager representing a media personality who would like to support a Butterfly Conservation campaign, event or project, we’d love to hear from you!

Please email our PR & Communications Manager, Rhiannon Selby on @email.

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Filming, footage and images

Want to film at one of our reserves, or looking for footage or images to use? Drop us a message on @email to discuss.

Please note, the Butterfly Conservation Press Office is unable to assist with general or membership enquiries.

For general enquiries please email: @email

For membership enquiries please email: @email.

Meet the Butterfly Conservation Media Team

For urgent out-of-hours enquiries please email @email or call 01929 406 055.

Emma Butler - Head of PR & Communications       
@email or 01929 406 055

Emma Butler

Emma heads up the Butterfly Conservation PR & Communications team, focusing on our communications strategy, campaign messages, and working with colleagues across the sector to ensure we’re up to speed on all the butterfly and moth news!

If she was forced to choose just one, Emma’s favourite butterfly is an Orange-tip, and favourite moth is the magnificent Elephant Hawk-moth.       



Rhiannon Selby - PR & Communications Manager       
@email or 07485 372 166

Rhiannon Selby

Rhiannon manages the Butterfly Conservation press office including all National media activity and celebrity engagement. If you’re a national journalist looking to feature Butterfly Conservation, or a talent representative looking to collaborate, please contact Rhiannon.

Although hard to pick, Rhiannon’s favourite butterfly is the beautiful Peacock, and top moth is the striking Jersey Tiger.



Jo Bower - Communications Manager

Jo Bower

We’re looking forward to Jo returning from maternity leave later in 2024.

Jo’s favourite butterfly is a Comma, and favourite moth is the Privet Hawk-moth.







Pete Hughes - Senior Communications Officer       
@email or 07721 015 486

Pete Hughes

Pete looks after press and publicity for Butterfly Conservation in Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and regional activities in England. If you’d like to explore a local, regional or country specific story, or would like to work with one of our Branches on a media story, please contact Pete.

Pete’s favourite butterfly is the Grizzled Skipper and his top moth is the Beautiful Carpet.



Sophie Hall - Communication Officer       
Email: @email or 07808 644 295

Sophie Hall

Sophie manages content across Butterfly Conservation such as blogs, emails and campaigns, including our supporter’s e-newsletter, All Aflutter. Sophie also supports the team with media activity. Sophie is the first port of call for image requests (for press only), podcast interviews and anything content related. 

While Sophie believes picking a favourite species is an impossible question, if forced she would pick the Green Hairstreak butterfly and Humming-bird Hawk-moth.       

Contacting Butterfly Conservation branches

Butterfly Conservation has 32 local branches all across the UK. If you’re a journalist looking to speak to a specific branch about a local story, please either contact Senior Communications Officer Pete Hughes or find the relevant branch publicity officer or contact here.

Contacting the marketing team

If you’re looking to speak to our Marketing team about Butterfly Conservation publications (including our newsletter and members’ magazine), using our imagery for anything other than press, or collaboration opportunities, please email @email.