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!
The Xerces Society and the late Dr. Robbin Thorp, Professor Emeritus at University of California–Davis, formally petitioned the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to protect Franklin’s bumble bee in 2010.