Farms In U.K. Saved The Beautiful Duke Of Burgundy Butterfly From Extinction

Farms In U.K. Saved The Beautiful Duke Of Burgundy Butterfly From Extinction

Andrew H. Sweet
Andrew H. Sweet
  • A decade ago, the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, named after an aristocrat from a faraway land, was found only in the southern Lake District and the North York Moors. At that point, it was Britain's rarest butterfly.
  • Now its population, of which the newly emerged adults will be preparing to take flight on May winds, has grown 25% between 2010 and 2020.
  • U.K.'s Butterfly Conservation is the world's largest insect-focused conservation organization. They convinced the U.K. government to use moths and butterflies as official biodiversity indicators and manage 190 nature reserves.

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