Butterfly Conservation runs a number of major, long-term projects nationally designed to maintain or restore populations of rare species. The approach varies with the need but they all have several features in common -
- they are based on sound knowledge of the requirements of the target species,
- they are run by full-time professional staff,
- they operate over large areas of land,
- they involve other conservation organisations and landowners, and
- their results are carefully monitored.
It goes without saying that such project are expensive and raising the funds to commence and maintain them is a major task in itself. We are fortunate to have one of these big projects in Somerset. 'All the Moor Butterflies' works on scarce species on Exmoor, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. '
With a different theme, thst of engaging the interest of children and the general public, Munching Caterpillar comes to Bristol' is a follow-up to the successful pilot run three years ago in rural Somerset & Dorset.
Details of both projects are in the the drop-down pages.