Save Scotland's Peatlands

by Butterfly Conservation in Scotland

Save Scotland's Peatlands
We did it
On 10th June 2016 we successfully raised £8,065 with 217 supporters in 35 days

Help protect Scottish Peatlands by pledging your support today. Without urgent funding our conservation work here will not continue.

by Butterfly Conservation in Scotland

New stretch target

Thank you so much for your generosity, we have now passed our original target, but the more we raise the more of a difference we can make.

Every additional penny raised will enable us to do even more work to protect Scotlands Peatlands. We wouldn't be able to do this work without your kind support.



Scotland’s precious peatlands are under threat. These undervalued bogs provide flood prevention and carbon storage, as well as being home to an unique range of biodiversity, but they are used as dumps, damaged by drainage and stripped for garden use.

80% of UK’s bogs are damaged and have stopped forming peat.

Our team of volunteers, known as the Bog Squad, have been working hard to reverse the damage caused to our peatlands. Over the last two years they have installed over 100 dams on 13 sites with nearly 100 volunteers on 30 work parties, and run 15 events and  training days.

But the funding for their work has now run out.

Without urgent funding this work will not continue.

Large Heath Tim Melling

The Large Heath, Britain’s only peatland specialist butterfly, has suffered massive declines mainly due to habitat loss. Many other butterflies and moths rely on the woodlands that fringe lowland bogs, including the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary, Green Hairstreak and Lunar Hornet moth.

The Bog Squad’s work is already making a difference to Scotland’s peatlands, but we need your help to carry on this vital work.

What can I do?

Government funding for the project has ended. Your donation can help the project continue and ensure Scotland’s peatlands, and the wildlife it supports, will not be lost.

Your money will fund:

  • Training of volunteers

  • Equipment for damming old drainage ditches and clearing invasive scrub

  • Monitoring the sites following conservation work

Protect Scotland’s peatlands and the wildlife it supports by donating today.

Butterflies respond quickly to change, revealing the health of the countryside - when we protect them, all wildlife benefits. This project will not only protect butterflies and moths it will help a wide range of wildlife such as Snipe and dragonflies, as well as specialised flora such as Bog Rosemary and Cranberry.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

£10 Reward

We will send you a beautiful butterfly postcard and sign you up to receive our monthly enewsletter.

£50 or more

£50 Reward

We will send you a Scotland specific butterfly and moth ID pack and sign you up to receive our monthly enewsletter

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Entry into a draw to attend an exclusive site visit, plus receive a Scotland specific butterfly and moth ID pack and moth identification pack and our monthly enewsletter.

£250 or more

£250 Reward

We will dedicate a piling dam on one of our sites to you and take you on an exclusive visit to see it. Plus receive a Scotland specific butterfly and moth ID pack and be receive our enewsletter.

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