Climate change is having a dramatic effect on the lives of butterflies and moths, altering where they live in the UK.

We need to undertake urgent research to understand the true impact of climate change before it's too late.

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 Our research shows that many moth species are moving further north and higher up mountains to find areas with suitable temperatures for them to live in.  However, upland moth species, which already live in cooler areas of the UK, such as the Cairngorms or the Pennines, might not have anywhere else to move on to. These moths are at risk of extinction as climate change continues to increase temperatures and destroy their habitats.


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We're using citizen science data to find out more about the movement of upland moths over the last four decades as the climate has warmed. This will help us to identify those under threat so we can plan conservation action to save them from extinction. This vital work will also identify butterflies and moths in need of new homes who are at risk because of the lack of suitable habitats for them to move to.


Please donate today and together we can help combat the impact of climate change.

We may be a relatively small organisation, but we’ve proven that with the efforts of staff, volunteers, partners and supporters like you, even a seemingly lost cause can be turned around. We have shown we can bring species back from the brink of extinction.

Here are some of the upland moths at risk...

Kentish Glory

Kentish Glory

This moth species used to be more widespread, including in some southern counties, but is now restricted to suitable habitat in the central and eastern Highlands of Scotland and is at risk of extinction caused by climate change.

Belted Beauty

Belted Beauty

Only found in two sites in north-west England, one in north Wales and restricted to the west coast of Scotland, this moth is at risk from a climate change induced temperature rise.

Scotch Burnet

Scotch Burnet

Found in the Cairngorms, this moth could be at risk of extinction as climate change causes temperatures to rise.

However, there are many more species in need of urgent protection, but to help save them we need your support. Please donate today to prevent further devastating declines - your support will enable change. 

Sir David Attenborough

"I do truly believe that, together, we can create a better future. I might not be here to see it, but if we make the right decisions at this critical moment, we can safeguard our planet's ecosystems, its extraordinary biodiversity and all its inhabitants. What happens next is up to every one of us." 
Sir David Attenborough, Butterfly Conservation President

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