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.

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Job Opportunity Open for Contracts and Finance Analyst

Reporting to the Director of Finance and Operations, the Contracts and Finance Analyst supports all aspects of Xerces’ contracts, procurement, and award compliance activities.
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Job Opportunity Open for Endangered Pollinator Conservation Biologist

The Endangered Pollinator Conservation Biologist will work on conservation of monarch butterflies, bumble bees, and other invertebrates.
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White House Releases Historic Pollinator Protection Strategy

The White House’s action places pollinator protection squarely on the national stage. Protecting, restoring, and enhancing habitat for bees and butterflies, including the monarch, is a major focus of this national strategy.
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Million Pollinator Garden Challenge


Million Pollinator Garden Challenge Launches!

The new National Pollinator Garden Network has launched the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators.
Sign Xerces’ Pollinator Protection Pledge to add your garden!

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Portland Bans Insecticides Linked with Pollinator Declines

Portland City Council unanimously passed an ordinance halting use and purchase of neonicotinoids, and other like systemic insecticides, on city property. Xerces worked with the City to develop the ordinance and look forward to working with the City to ensure successful implementation.
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Monarch Butterflies in North America Found to be Vulnerable to Extinction

A newly completed assessment has found that monarch butterflies in North America are vulnerable to extinction. The assessment was undertaken by NatureServe and the Xerces Society, and results were published in a report released by the U.S. Forest Service March 9th.
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Farming with Native Beneficial Insects


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.
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Milkweeds: A Conservation Practitioner's Guide


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.
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Bumble Bee Watch


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.
Visit BumbleBeeWatch.org

Milkweed Seed Finder


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.

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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.
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