The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. For over forty years, the Society has been at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs.
Job Opportunity Open for Endangered Species Conservation Associate!
The Endangered Species Conservation Associate will work with the Endangered Species team on multiple projects to further the conservation of imperiled freshwater and terrestrial species, including freshwater mussels, butterflies, bees, caddisflies, stoneflies, beetles, snails, and other taxa.
Partnerships for Monarchs
The Xerces Society has a long history of working to protect monarch butterflies and their habitat, and we’ve been doing so in partnership with many other organizations. Our recent efforts and current partnerships are summarized in The Xerces Society’s Partnerships for Monarchs.
Job Opportunity Open for Integrated Pest Management Specialist!
The IPM Specialist will work with Xerces program staff, university research partners, federal agency partners, farmers, and collaborating organizations to develop crop-specific model IPM systems that reduce pesticide impacts on bees/other beneficial insects, while still supporting profitable farming.
After 90 Percent Decline, Federal Protection Sought for Monarch Butterfly
The Xerces Society in partnership with the Center for Biological Diversity, the Center for Food Safety, and renowned monarch scientist Dr. Lincoln Brower has filed a legal petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service seeking Endangered Species Act protection for the monarch butterfly.
Announcing the Release of Farming with Native Beneficial Insects
New book from the Xerces Society and Storey Publishing provides clear, effective, science-based conservation strategies that increase beneficial insect populations on farms. It is the most comprehensive book ever developed on the subject of natural pest control.
Milkweeds: A Conservation Practitioner’s Guide
Monarch butterflies need milkweed, but milkweeds are disappearing from the landscape. In response to this, Xerces’ newest publication is a first-of-its kind manual on large-scale milkweed seed production, nursery propagation, and field restoration of the plants.
Bumble Bee Watch!
A new web site allows people to be directly involved in protecting bumble bees throughout North America. BumbleBeeWatch.org enables people to connect with experts and other enthusiasts, and help build a comprehensive picture of where bumble bees are thriving and where they need help.
Find Native Milkweed Seed In Your State
Xerces’ Milkweed Seed Finder has a comprehensive directory of milkweed seed vendors across the country. The Seed Finder provides quick access to locally native seed sources, and you can use it to learn more about how to select and purchase the milkweed seed that’s right for your area.
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Dragonfly Pond Watch Project
The Migratory Dragonfly Partnership has launched the new Dragonfly Pond Watch project to investigate movements of migratory dragonfly species in North America. This project engages citizen scientist monitors to contribute valuable data based on their observations at local ponds.
Pollinator Conservation Resource Center
A wealth of information is currently available on the plants and guidance needed to implement pollinator conservation projects. This comprehensive resource center will help you find information that is appropriate for your area.