Welcome! Bine ati venit!

Dear Friends of butterflies,

ongoing changes in our environment often affect sensitive species, such as butterflies.

To detect declines and population trends early and reliably, long term monitoring with a standardised protocol is an important tool and helps to identify changes in butterfly abundance and community composition.

In many  European countries, monitoring schemes have already been established, and professional entomologists as well as amateurs collect, document, analyse and share their observations and data.
Such databases are proving to be very helpful in providing an
evidence base for conservation measures. And it is great fun observing
butterflies thoughout a whole season in an area that you enjoy

We hope you will find some useful information on this website, and we are looking forward to establish butterfly monitoring in Romania together with YOU!

Yours sincerely,

Jacqueline Loos (Leuphana University Lüneburg)
Paul Kirkland (Butterfly Conservation Europe)