Butterfly conservation...

Butterflies and moths are a beautiful and important part of the wildlife.

They are highly sensitive indicators of the health of the environment and play crucial roles in the food chain as well as being pollinators of plants.

 

There are 59 species of butterfly and 2,500 species of moths in the UK, with more establishing every decade following migration from continental Europe. They are found from the shoreline to mountain top, and occur in a wide variety of habitats. Their caterpillars feed mainly on plants, but some moth species feed on roots, lichens and algae as well as other substances such wood and fur. Many species depend on a narrow range of plants or food types for their survival.

Butterflies and moths are one of the most threatened groups of wildlife. In the last 100 years, nearly 70 species have become extinct (4 butterflies and 65 moths). Our recording programmes show that around two-thirds of species are declining and over 170 species are threatened and listed as Priority Species in the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

I think its important for all off us to help as much as possible the effort of the Butterfly conservation charity to preserve the butterflies. So I decided to donate half a pound for each 10.00pounds I get from the butterfly products to them.

If you would like to purchase a butterfly product and help to save the butterflies go to my shop on the butterfly section.

 

The Match Pot increases the value of your donation by 10, so you can help us save butterflies and moths in more landscapes than ever before. 

How does it work?

A donation to the Match Pot is worth ten times the value. Convert your £10 into £100 for conservation.

A tax on landfill operators was introduced in 1996 to encourage recycling and waste reduction, The money raised is allocated to environmental projects. In order to be eligible Butterfly Conservation must contribute 10% of the total amount required for our work to save threatened butterflies and moths.

Every £1 you donate unlocks £10 of funding.

Butterflies and moths who were struggling to survive are now recovering across the UK as a result of projects funded through previous match pot appeals...

 

If you would like to learn more about the butterfly concervation charity visit their website:

www.butterfly-conservation.org