The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation


Mission Statement

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects the natural world through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats.


The Xerces Society takes our name from the now extinct Xerces Blue butterfly (Glaucopsyche xerces), the first butterfly known to go extinct in North America as a result of human activities. It is a science-based conservation organization, working with diverse partners including scientists, land managers, educators, policymakers, farmers, and citizens.  By using applied reserach, engaging in advocary, providing educational resources and addressing policy implications, we endeavor to make meaningful long-term conservation a reality.
Our core programs focus on habitat conservation and restoration, species conservation, protecting pollinators, contributing to watershed health, and reducing harm to invertebrates from pesticide use.

Program Details

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628 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
United States
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