Butterfly Conservation: The Development of a Pioneering Charity

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Abstract

Butterfly Conservation is a registered charity in the UK whose aim is to conserve butterflies, moths and their habitats. It currently (September 2010) has 15,000 members, over 55 staff, and 31 volunteer Branches throughout the UK. Although much of its work is based in the UK, it helped establish Butterfly Conservation Europe in 2004, to stimulate and co-ordinate action across the continent. The following is a personal account of its development, taken from articles and observations that were gathered for the charity’s 40th anniversary in 2008.

Keywords

Butterfly Conservation Land Rover Butterfly Monitoring Scheme Nature Conservancy Council Butterfly Habitat 
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Acknowledgements

I am grateful to many people who have contributed information to the above account, especially Julian Gibbs, Martyn Davies, Tony Hoare, Harold Hughes, Nigel Bourn and Lester Cowling. I would also like to express my deep thanks to all the volunteers and staff who have helped make Butterfly Conservation a success.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Butterfly ConservationDorsetUK

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