Duke Of Burgundy Butterfly; Saved!


Rare butterflies are rescued by the Dukes on Ege conservation program from close interaction with extinction. By 2011 their population went down by 46% leaving them in the open range for extinction.

This butterfly was known as The Duke of Burgundy which was named around 10 years ago in England, after an aristocrat from a faraway land. This butterfly was one of Britain’s rarest butterflies considering they are only found in the southern Lake District and North York Moors. Their beautiful small presence of orange and brown colors with small white dots leave people in awe when they see them.

Without the Duke on Ege conservation program, these butterflies would be extinct and so would many more. Butterfly conservation is the biggest program in England, saving over hundreds of butterfly species from extinction. “We have grown to become one of the largest insect conservation organizations in the world, with a membership of over 36,000 which is increasing every year.” The Butterfly Conservation.

With so many people on board with them “They convinced the UK government to use moths and butterflies as official biodiversity indicators, and manage 190 nature reserves in the country while conducting 1,600 events yearly to promote awareness of such insects and what they need to thrive in and around human civilization.” Andy Corbley, author at Good News Network.

With a great program in England, even though It has declined substantially in recent decades, especially in woodlands where it is reduced to fewer than 20 sites,” The Butterfly Conservation, this butterfly was able to recover last spring when there was a spotting of the largest colony in the county. “This is a really significant moment for one of the Duke of Burgundy strongholds. Second broods for this splendid butterfly are fairly common in southern Europe but extremely rare in the UK,” Oates, conservation adviser for the National Trust.

The journey may have been long but so beneficial and successful because between the low in 2011 and now in 2021, it has grown 25%. The 23 habitats in over 140 sites have been proven as a safe way to prevent the extinction of these butterflies. To continue saving butterflies you can “give your time, donate to an appeal or even run an event on our behalf – everything helps towards our conservation work.” Says the butterfly conservation. You can even visit by Clicking Here to find out more about how you can help the butterflies.