13/1/2021

In the face of national butterfly declines, it is right to highlight good habitat management: our letter to The Telegraph

Butterfly

Dear sir

In the face of national butterfly declines, it is right to highlight good habitat management as the solution (Almost one in ten butterfly species extinct in the UK due to lost wildflower meadows, 11 January).

Since encouraging 43 farms to work together in the Martin Down farmer cluster, the boom in good habitat has not only supported more butterflies such as small blues and dark green fritillaries, but increased bird and bee numbers too. Those farmers working hard to plant hedgerows, nectar mixes and butterfly banks should be the blueprint for butterfly recovery in Britain.

James Swyer, GWCT Head of Publications

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