Butterflies and moths are sensitive indicators of the health of our environment. Find out how you can help them. 

Marsh Fritillary - Gilles San Martin

Our 2021-2026 Strategy

Our new organisational strategy defines our priorities over the next year as we continue to drive progress towards a world where butterflies and moths can thrive.

Join Butterfly Conservation

Join Butterfly Conservation

Butterflies and moths are among the most threatened groups of wildlife in the UK. Without your support, we cannot continue our vital work to protect them.

Chequered Skipper - Andy Wyldes

2023 Butterfly Conservation Symposium

After five years and an inevitable delay due to the pandemic, we are delighted to announce that our 2023 Butterfly Conservation Symposium is now open for bookings.

Wild Spaces

Make a Space for Nature

Since 1945 the UK has lost 98% of its meadows. This habitat loss along with climate change means that our butterflies and moths are in severe decline. But... it doesn’t have to be this way. We are embarking on a campaign to transform the UK into a butterfly and moth-friendly haven and we need you to help.

Half of British butterfly species on new Red List

Half of British butterfly species on new Red List

Time is running out to save some of Britain’s best-loved insects, with the latest Red List assessment of butterflies published today, revealing a 26% increase in the number of species threatened with extinction.

The front cover of the 2022 Autumn Butterfly Magazine

2022 Autumn Butterfly Magazine

The 2022 Autumn Butterfly Magazine is now available to read online for members of Butterfly Conservation. If you're not a member, you can get your copy now by joining Butterfly Conservation.

Learn more about butterflies and moths

Marsh Fritillary (Female/Upperwing) - Iain Leach


Spotted a butterfly but not sure what it is? Our handy identification section will help you find out.

The Last Generation

The Last Generation

76% of butterflies have declined in abundance or distribution since 1976. We may be the last generation to enjoy butterflies and moths in abundance.

Silver-studded Blue - Mark Searle


Volunteers in our Branches manage over 30 Nature Reserves - all havens for butterflies, moths and other wildlife. Why not visit one near you? 

Garden Tiger - Iain Leach

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