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  • Big Butterfly Count 2020: Chris Packham urges we 'give back to nature'

    Chris Packham and wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation are launching this year’s Big Butterfly Count today as a chance for the public to give a gift back to nature this summer.

  • Butterflies emerge early thanks to the sunniest May on record

    The warm spring weather, capped by the UK’s sunniest May since records began, has led to the early emergence of many butterfly species.

  • Scottish Small Blue Week: big boost for small blue

    Appeal to public in Scotland to help spot the UK's smallest butterfly

  • Leading wildlife and conservation NGOs unite in support of speedier beaver restoration

    Butterfly Conservation and over 60 leading wildlife and conservation NGOs unite in support of speedier beaver restoration.

  • Coronavirus update

    While this is an uncertain and anxious time for everyone, I want to update you on how the Coronavirus Covid-19 is likely to affect our work and assure you that we are adapting and rising to the challenge of continuing our fight for nature.

  • Green Recovery Letter to Boris Johnson

    Butterfly Conservation urges the Prime Minister to seize this opportunity to restore nature and reverse the climate crisis.

  • Charity plea for butterfly sightings

    Wildlife charity, Butterfly Conservation, launches plea to the public to help measure impacts of climate change while its scientists are in lockdown.

  • Three garden ideas for the Easter weekend in April

    As lockdown continues and we all abide by the Government’s advice to stay safe in our homes over the four-day Easter break, anyone with an outdoor space will be making the most of the sunny forecast this weekend.

  • Butterflies bounce back to their best year in over 20 years

    The summer of 2019 boosted UK butterfly population to give them their best year since 1997 according to a study.

  • Channel 5’s Dr Amir Khan urges public to become ‘Nature Doctors’ and build Insect A&Es

    Dr Amir Khan, star of Channel 5’s ‘GPs Behind Closed Doors’ and keen conservationist has joined forces with two leading UK wildlife charities to urge people to become ‘Nature Doctors’ in their own gardens by planting for pollinators this year.

  • Wildlife gardening tips for the year

    You can do things in the garden to help butterflies and bees almost all year round, but a crucial period is in early spring.

  • Coul Links: The right decision

    The wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation Scotland warmly welcomes the Scottish Government’s refusal of the application for a golf course on Coul Links, near Dornoch in East Sutherland.

  • The ‘bog squad’ celebrates six years of success in protecting Scotland's peatlands

    Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation celebrates six years of the incredibly successful ‘Bog Squad’ initiative this March.

  • Who will protect the protectors?

    Butterfly Conservation are shocked and deeply saddened at the recent murders of Mexican butterfly activists Homero Gómez González and Raúl Hernández Romero.

  • Agriculture Bill: A Big Day for Farming and Wildlife

    The long-awaited publication of a landmark Agriculture Bill in parliament is a crucial piece of legislation which will have profound implications for the butterflies, moths, wildlife and wider environment of England.

  • Kent’s Heath Fritillary butterfly hit new highs in 2019

    Wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation has revealed that one of the UK’s rarest butterflies had an exceptional year in Kent in 2019.

  • Managing land for butterflies and moths

    Our work seeks to help the development of new land management support schemes by combining the latest scientific evidence and Butterfly Conservation’s practical experience of working with farmers and land owners on the ground.

  • Make your vote count!

    The campaign for the Westminster General Election is now well and truly in full swing! This time it feels different, and not just because of the intense debates around Brexit. After years of trying to secure political attention, the environment has finally burst through onto the political stage.

  • British and Irish moths are on the move

    Scientists from Britain and Ireland who have been involved in compiling the newly published Atlas of Britain and Ireland’s Larger Moths have revealed that our moths are on the move.

  • Dig It – Gardening tips for November

    As gardeners, we always tend to have one eye on the present, while looking forward to the future. It rarely stops, except in the depths of winter when everything that can be done, is done.

  • Scientists identify British butterflies most threatened by climate change

    Scientists have discovered why climate change may be contributing to the decline of some British butterflies and moths, such as Silver-studded Blue and High Brown Fritillary butterflies.

  • No place like home

    No place like home: species are on the move, but many have nowhere to go.

  • The Butterfly Effect

    The Butterfly Effect. In Gloucestershire, we've borrowed a term associated with Chaos Theory, a curious idea that postulates that a butterfly flapping its wings in one place could cause a massive storm elsewhere.

  • Rare moth returns to Cornwall after 10-year absence

    The rare Narrow-bordered Bee Hawk-moth has returned to Cornwall for the first time in more than ten years, after its caterpillar was found on Goss Moor National Nature Reserve near Victoria.

    The discovery was made by Butterfly Conservation volunteer, 24-year-old Cerin Poland from Zelah.

  • No let-up in net loss of UK’s nature

    The UK’s wildlife continues to decline according to the State of Nature 2019 report. The latest findings show that since rigorous scientific monitoring began in the 1970s there has been a 13% decline in average abundance across wildlife studied and that the declines continue unabated.

  • Helping Hands for Butterflies in Scotland

    Butterfly Conservation has received a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant of £74,200 for a new project, which will help get volunteers creating meadows for butterflies in central Scotland.

  • Holy Grail of moth recording reappears in Britain

    Numerous recent sightings of a moth that became extinct in the UK in the 1960s, suggest that it has recolonised and is now breeding across southern Britain.

  • Brilliant Butterflies Project

    Croydon to host cutting-edge butterfly habitat restoration project, creating butterfly havens for residents to enjoy.

  • The Year of the Painted Lady

    In just three weeks this summer, nearly half a million Painted Lady butterflies were counted as part of the 10th UK-wide Big Butterfly Count, run by Butterfly Conservation and sponsored by B&Q.

  • On the verge of something big

    UK wildlife charities have teamed up with England’s government advisor on natural environment to persuade local councils and landowners to help save our pollinators.