Butterflies and moths are in serious decline in most European countries. Action is urgently needed at a European level to halt their decline and restore a countryside rich in butterflies, moths and other wildlife. Organisations and friends in various countries across Europe have therefore come together to form Butterfly Conservation Europe.
BCE aims to prevent the extinction of any species of butterfly and moth, especially in Europe, and promote all activities and initiatives to conserve butterflies, moths and their habitats in Europe. A major focus is to help implement the Convention of Biological Diversity with respect to butterflies, moths and their habitats, and contribute to the implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030, including the target to reverse declines in wild pollinators. We regard butterflies as a vital part of this.