Donate to the British Dragonfly Society

The British Dragonfly Society is the leading British charity working to conserve dragonflies and their wetland habitats.

Dragonflies and their habitats urgently need our attention, with 13% of freshwater and wetland species faced with extinction in the UK and 53% of freshwater and wetland species in long-term decline1. There are a number of UK dragonfly species currently under threat, such as the beautiful but endangered Southern Damselfly and White-faced Darter (pictured right). Additionally, there are many other species which are increasing in the UK, such as the recent and booming colonist, the Small Red-eyed Damselfly. It is vital we study and understand such dramatic fluctuations in our dragonfly assemblages to ensure that dragonflies are able to persist and thrive in a rapidly changing world. This will not only help us to understand the impacts of climate and habitat change to Britain's dragonflies, but will also play a part in looking for answers to the difficult questions currently facing all UK wildlife and habitats.

Donate now and become part of a legacy of dragonfly and wetland conservation in Britain for future generations. 

1. State of Nature, 2016.

photo: White-faced Darter male: David Kitching