Butterflies are valuable components of our environment. From the grassland-dependent species of the Pacific Northwest to swallowtails of Central and South America, we work to conserve butterflies and moths throughout the world. The Red List of butterflies and moths assessed the conservation needs of some of the most at risk North American species. The Xerces Society works with state and federal agencies, landowners, and other nonprofit organizations to achieve effective Lepidoptera conservation.
The Xerces Society works to protect the sites where monarchs thrive, breed, migrate, and overwinter.
Reviewing 2013 proposals for Joan DeWind Award
Xerces is now reviewing applications for 2013 Joan Mosenthal DeWind Award proposals. This award provides two students each year with an award of $3,750 each for research into the conservation of Lepidoptera, made possible by the generosity of Bill DeWind, husband of longtime Xerces supporter and pioneering member Joan Mosenthal DeWind. Read more
SE Monarchs, Milkweeds, & Hostplants
The Florida Museum of Natural History, in collaboration with the Xerces Society and the Butterfly Conservation Initiative, are pleased to announce the release of this new Southeast Monarch/milkweed/butterfly/hostplant brochure.
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IUCN SSC Butterfly Specialist Group
The Xerces Society will work to give butterflies a global voice through the newly re-formed IUCN SSC Butterfly Specialist Group. Read more
Red List of Butterflies and Moths
An online list of species profiles that review the status of the approximately fifty North American butterflies and moths most at-risk of extinction.