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Welcome

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.

Features

Welcome to Our New Website!

We've updated our website to a more modern, photo-oriented, and user-friendly platform. We look forward to hearing about your experience! Contact us, or simply learn more about our communications work, on our Spreading the Word page.

 

Conserving the Jewels of the Night

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.

 

Help Us Save Western Monarchs

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.

   

     

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.