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This site is owned by Butterfly Conservation Trading Limited (BCT Ltd), a registered company 07166835, Registered Office: Manor Yard, East Lulworth, Wareham, Dorset, BH20 5QP.

BCT Ltd is wholly owned by Butterfly Conservation a registered charity in England and Wales (254937) and in Scotland (SCO39268). It trades only to raise funds for Butterfly Conservation’s charitable objectives.

The following policy statements apply to this website. Please read our Privacy policy

Data Protection

Once you have submitted a sighting, Butterfly Conservation and County Recorders may contact you for the purposes of checking your sightings.

You will recieve an email newsletter about the survey and our work. You can opt out on receipt of the first email and at any time after this.

If you are under 16 you may be contacted to verify your sightings but we will not contact you about our other work.


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