80% of butterflies have decreased, nature is in decline. Please act now.

In the recently released State of the UK’s Butterflies report, our scientists have issued a stark warning: time is running out to save the UK’s butterflies. We must take urgent action now to turn this dire situation around. As indicators to a healthy environment, the sharp decline of butterflies shows us the huge scale and severity of biodiversity loss to come.

But it’s not too late!

Despite gloomy pictures, the report proves our targeted, multi-angled conservation action is successful but we must rapidly expand to meet the scale of this crisis. Please donate today.

Let’s be the generation that turns the tide of biodiversity loss and save butterflies, moths and our environment



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By making a donation to Butterfly Conservation, you're helping to secure the future of butterflies, moths and their environment in the UK for generations to come.

How can we stop butterflies disappearing?


Proven by State of the UK’s Butterflies, targeted multi-angled conservation is the answer.

Your donations will help us to scale up to meet the demands of this crisis by:

Conservation efforts

Helping us to expand our on-the-ground conservation efforts

With your support, we can do more of our successful conservation projects like our Chequered Skipper reintroduction programme that bought the beautiful Chequered Skipper back to England after dying out in 1976.

Dark Green Fritillary (Mark Searle)

Continuing to fund expert research

Your donations can help fund vital new research into areas like how to best mitigate the effects of climate change on threatened species.

Advice services

Helping us to reach more people with our advice services

Land management is a key factor in the decline of butterflies but your donations can help us reach more landowners with our expert advice on how to manage their land to benefit butterflies and moths.

Inspiring the next generation

Inspiring the next generation of butterfly and moth enthusiasts

Your donations can help us to inspire children and young people to ensure someone cares about butterflies and moths in the future.

"This report is yet more compelling evidence of nature’s decline in the UK. We are totally dependent on the natural world for food, water and clean air. The state of our species and habitats shows that the natural world is in trouble. We need swift and effective action on this. The decline in butterflies we have seen in our own lifetimes is shocking and we can no longer stand by and watch the UK’s biodiversity be destroyed."

Julie Williams, Chief Executive, Butterfly Conservation

Julie Williams

If you would prefer not to donate online you can:


Phone us on 01929 406015.

Send a cheque made out to Butterfly Conservation to Manor Yard, East Lulworth, Wareham, BH20 5QP.

Your donation can help fund this project and, if excess funds are raised, other key conservation work across the UK.

Thank you for your generosity