Commonwealth NGOs
related to forestry


bullet2 Butterfly Conservation

Manor Yard,

East Lulworth,

Wareham, Dorset,

BH20 5QP




Type:  NGO   

Scope:  national   

Interest in Forestry:  peripheral


 Butterfly Conservation was formed by a small group of dedicated naturalists in 1968 following the alarming decline of many beautiful butterflies

Most British butterfly species remain in decline. We aim to halt and reverse these declines. Our vision is of a world rich in butterflies for future generations to enjoy.

We are also committed to the conservation of moths, which are close relatives of butterflies and are in rapid decline.

Butterflies are beautiful and intrinsically valuable. Together with moths, their sensitivity to environmental change makes them valuable indicators of the health of the countryside.  

We have more than 12,000 members and 31 volunteer Branches throughout the British Isles.

We employ over 50 people including many highly qualified scientists, making us the world's largest research institute for butterflies and moths.