About BCE

Butterfly Conservation Europe is a partnership organisation focused on halting and reversing the decline of butterflies, moths and their habitats throughout Europe.


BCE Board

Members of BCE Board April 2023

  • Sam Ellis (chairman)
  • Chris van Swaay (secretary)
  • Martin Wiemers (treasurer)
  • Lars Petterson
  • Simona Bonelli
  • Evrim Karacetin
  • Constanti Stefanescu
  • Nigel Bourn
  • Anu Tiitsar 


Advisory Group

  • Josef Settele
  • Irma Wynhoff
  • Dirk Maes
  • Mike Prentice
  • Rudi Verovnik
  • Martina Sasic
  • Miguel Munguira
  • Martin Warren (Head of Development)
  • Sue Collins (European Environmental Policy Advisor)
  • Aidan Whitfield (Policy Adviser)
  • Holly Mynott
  • Cristina G. Sevilleja


BCE spends all its finances to support its goals. Board members do not receive any financial compensation, except travel expenses.


BCE's board members and advisors November 2022, Laufen Board Meeting: (from left to right first line) Constanti Stefanescu, Rudi Verovnik, Aidan Whitfield, Josef Settele, Sue Collins, Martina Sasic, Simona Bonelli, Irma Wynhoff,  Evrim Karacetin, Dirk Maes, Nigel Bourn, Lars Pettersson, Chris van Swaay, Mike Prentice,  Martin Warren (from left to right sitting) Miguel Munguira, Martin Wiemers, Holly Mynott Sam Ellis, and Cristina Sevilleja.



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