Our conservation projects in England are managed by our national staff based at our Head Office in Dorset and by our network of regional staff.
We generally direct our conservation effort to key regions where we can halt and reverse the decline of our endangered butterfly species.
Many of the projects work at a landscape-scale, where our projects co-ordinate the conservation and management of habitats for a range of species across a large natural area, often made up of a network of sites.
All of our projects are run in close collaboration with local landowners, conservation partners and with our branches who also organise many projects in their areas.
Find more information below on some of the current and completed projects undertaken in various regions throughout England.
- Farmland Butterfly and Moth Initiative
- Species Recovery Programme (Butterflies)
- Species Recovery Programme (Moths)
- Forestry Commission Strategy
South West England:
- Conserving the Painswick Valleys’ Rare Butterflies
- Conserving the Marsh Fritillary in Dorset: Lessons from 15 years of landscape-scale-conservation
- Expanding Painswick Valley's Dukes and Blues
- Expanding the Large Blue Landscape in the Polden Hills
- Saving Devon’s Precious Pearls
- Securing the Large Blue Landscape in the Polden Hills
- The Two Moors Threatened Butterfly Project
- All the Moor Butterflies
- Saving the Heath Fritillary in the Tamar Valley
- The Stourhead Biodiversity Project
South East England:
- Landscape-scale woodland restoration for multiple species in the South East Woodlands
- The Heath Fritillary in the Blean Woods: A low input large output landscape project
- Dukes on the Edge
- Surrey Small Blue Stepping Stones Project
- Kent’s Magnificent Moths
- Big City Butterflies
- Five Hairstreaks
- Saving the Wood White butterfly in the South East
- Brilliant Butterflies
- Bradenham Dukes - Conserving the Duke of Burgundy in the Chilterns
- Fritillaries for the Future in South East England
- Restoration of a Small Blue metapopulation on the Southam Lias Grasslands of Warwickshire
- The impact of management on Pearl-bordered Fritillary populations in the Wyre Forest
- Making A Stand For The Wood White
- Chequered Skippers – Taking Flight in Rockingham Forest, Northamptonshire
- Specialist moths in Breckland: Creating bare ground habitat on a landscape-scale
- Woodland Wings: Conserving the rare butterflies and moths of the East Midlands
- Conserving the High Brown Fritillary in the Morecambe Bay Limestones
- Targeting restoration management to stabilise Duke of Burgundy metapopulations on the North York Moors
- Wings in the Wood - Rusland Horizons Landscape Partnership Scheme, Cumbria
- Limestone Lepidoptera Project - Yorkshire Dales
More details on some of the above projects can be found in the Landscape-scale conservation report.