Butterfly Conservation’s prime purpose is the conservation of wild populations of butterflies, moths and their habitats in the United Kingdom. This entails encouraging people to observe, appreciate and understand the needs of living insects.
Butterflies and moths are in steep decline, largely due to the loss and fragmentation of their habitats combined with changes in habitat management. Most conservation effort is directed at conserving habitats and allowing species to respond or re-colonise naturally.
Collecting, breeding and releasing butterflies: the view of Butterfly Conservation
Please read the Joint Statement issued by Butterfly Conservation and Cornwall Branch.
Found a butterfly in your house during winter? Many people come across a butterfly in their home or shed and don’t know what to do about it. Here is some useful information on why they are there and what to do with them.