Increase consideration of butterflies and moths in international, national and local conservation plans
Overall effectiveness category No evidence found (no assessment)
Number of studies: 0
Background information and definitions
Conservation planning, particularly at higher levels, traditionally focuses on charismatic vertebrate species. Despite being among the best studied and widely recognized invertebrates, explicit conservation plans for butterflies, and particularly moths, remain rare. The inclusion of butterflies and moths in conservation plans may help to raise awareness of the species, which may be important for stimulating research into their requirements, or funds for the protection and management of important sites for their conservation (Parsons 2004).
Parsons M.S. (2004) The United Kingdom Biodiversity Action Plan moths - selection, status and progress on conservation. Journal of Insect Conservation, 8, 95–107.