Publisher: Dutch Butterfly Conservation
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Moths are a biologically diverse group and as such form a significant part of Europe’s fauna. They are found from shorelines to mountaintops, and from the Mediterranean to the sub-Arctic, contributing to key ecosystem services,..
Snake-root is host for rare butterflies and moths, especially in nutrient poor wet grasslands and heathlands in central European mountains. While a lot is known about distribution and biology of violet copper and ocellate bog..
On April 8-9, Dutch Butterfly Conservation organised its fifth symposium Future of Butterflies in Europe. Due to circumstances it was an online symposium, but this also allowed participants from more countries than ever to join:..
Airborne laser scanning creates high-resolution 3D images of the landscape. Researchers from the University of Amsterdam and the Dutch Butterfly Conservation used these data to study the habitat preferences of butterflies. They..
Climate change affects biodiversity globally, by forcing species to shift their distribution to track the warming environment. In an article published today in the journal Ecology Letters, an international team of scientists shows..
Danube clouded yellow is rare in Europe. The butterfly depends on extensively used grassland and disappears by intensification, but also by abandonment. New threat poses large-scale planting of conifers. By working with residents..
Agriculture and biodiversity are currently both in the spotlights, but mostly as opposites. This must change, but how? A new EU project will investigate how agriculture and biodiversity can best go hand in hand and what this..
Nature conservation can only be done effectively with enough knowledge about nature. In the Netherlands we know a lot about which species occur where and how they are doing. Freshwater ecosystems are biodiverse but receive..
The use of systemic pesticides, such as several neonicotinoids, has been increasingly restricted in Europe, due to side effects on especially bees. Now, negative effects have also been demonstrated for fipronil. In the large..
Recently the decline of insects has been highlighted as one of the main crises in biodiversity conservation. Butterflies are one of the groups of insects that are popular, colourful and easy to identify. Everyone can help in..