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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!

Our Work

Protecting the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats.

Click on the icons below to learn more about our three key program areas:

Protecting Pollinators - Xerces Society. This is a stylized image of a bee in a circle.

Pollinator Conservation Program

We work with diverse partners to restore and expand habitat and further the science of pollinator conservation.
A stylized version of monarch wings forms the Xerces Society's endangered species program icon.

Endangered Species Conservation

Engaging in education, research, community science, and advocacy to protect at-risk species and their habitats.
pesticide program icon

Reducing Pesticide Use & Impacts

Reducing reliance on pesticides by supporting the diverse natural systems that reduce pest problems.

Online Gift Center

In our gift center, you can find the perfect gifts for your nature loving friends and family. We have a number of wonderful books for sale, and a unique "Pollinator Habitat" garden sign. There are a number of excellent gifts and resources here to help you support conservation! 


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Support the Xerces Society

Conserve the future by making a year-end gift today. Thank you for standing with us!

Leave the Leaves for Invertebrates

Invertebrates rely on fallen leaves and other organic debris to cover and insulate them from the elements. Whatever your landscape, you can ensure that resources for nests and overwintering habitat are available. 


Write to your congressional representatives to support the Monarch Action, Recovery, and Conservation of Habitat (MONARCH) Act. The bill authorizes millions of dollars of funding for projects that aid the recovery of wild monarch populations in the western United States. 

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.



Sharing Scientific Knowledge


The Xerces Society produces dozens of publications annually, all of which employ the best available research to guide effective conservation efforts.


Get Involved

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.