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The magical light of fireflies may disappear
from the modern world—unless we take action now.
Please consider making a tax-deductible gift today to
support Xerces’ essential conservation work.
Invertebrates are an essential part
of all ecosystems, contributing to the
survival of wildlife, the pollination of
crops, and the health of our environment.
The Xerces Society works to protect
the life that sustains us.
Photo: Debbie Roos / NCSU CES
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. As a science-based organization, we both conduct our own research and rely upon the most up-to-date information to guide our conservation work. Our key program areas are: pollinator conservation, endangered species conservation, and reducing pesticide use and impacts. Scroll on to learn more about our work!
Protecting the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats.
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Xerces is working to conserve the full diversity of fireflies by advancing our understanding of their distributions, life histories, and extinction risks; identifying and addressing threats to their populations; recovering populations that have declined; and engaging the firefly research community in conservation.
The western monarch population reached an all-time low last winter—a 99% decline from historic levels, and an 86% drop from the year before. Join our efforts to stabilize and recover the population—including the Western Monarch Thanksgiving Count!
Become a Member
Your support directly funds invertebrate conservation, advocacy, applied research, outreach, and education. Become a member or make a one-time donation to help us protect invertebrates and their habitats. Members receive our biannual publication Wings, as well as updates on the latest invertebrate conservation news.
The Xerces Society produces dozens of publications annually, all of which employ the best available research to guide effective conservation efforts.
There are many ways to support "the little things that run the world." Get started with a community science project, create pollinator habitat, or learn how to protect invertebrates and ecosystems from pesticides.
Check out our upcoming events—including workshops, talks, and more.