State of the UK’s Butterflies: Are Conservation Efforts Working?

Monday 27th November, 2023 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Online via Zoom

Join Dr Richard Fox to hear the latest information coming from decades of monitoring the UK’s butterfly populations.

The UK’s butterflies are in trouble with half of them listed as threatened or near threatened and 80% having decreased in abundance, distribution or both since the 1970s. This talk will present the latest assessment of the UK’s butterflies, drawing on decades of data from citizen science recording and monitoring. Despite the gloomy overall picture painted by the long-term trends, numerous examples show that, given sufficient resources, conservation action can turn around the fortunes of threatened butterflies.

Dr Richard Fox is Head of Science at Butterfly Conservation. He has been developing and running citizen science recording for UK butterflies and moths, and analysing the results, for over 25 years.

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