We are thrilled to announce that Dr Amir Khan has joined Butterfly Conservation as one of its Vice Presidents.

Amir has been an active supporter and ambassador of Butterfly Conservation for many years, acting as a spokesperson for our work and alongside fellow Vice President, Chris Packham, being at the forefront of many of our campaigns, including the Big Butterfly Count.

An NHS GP, author, and presenter, Amir is also a strong champion of wildlife and the powerful impact that nature can have on people’s wellbeing.

On his appointment, Amir said: “I have been an avid believer in the health benefits of nature for many years. I’ve seen how spending time in green spaces can transform our physical and mental health, both for myself and for my patients.

“And no green space is complete without the presence of butterflies and moths – just the sight of these magical creatures can lift your mood instantly and the benefits they bring to the wider environment are immense. But I also know they’re in trouble, and we have to fight harder to give them a voice in an increasingly nature depleted world.”

Julie Williams, CEO of Butterfly Conservation, said: “We are incredibly pleased to have Dr Amir Khan’s voice join the likes of Sir David Attenborough and Chris Packham in speaking up for butterflies and moths.

“His incredible passion for wildlife and championing of the importance of connecting to nature will be vital in encouraging people to take action for the UK’s butterflies and moths, many of which are severely under threat.”