IUCN SSC BUTTERFLY SPECIALIST GROUP SURVEY In fall 2010, Scott Hoffman Black, executive director of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, was appointed as chair of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission's (SSC) Butterfly Specialist Group. Scott will work to bring scientists and conservationists together to facilitate butterfly conservation projects worldwide. As the first step, we are gathering information on current butterfly conservation projects, priorities, and needs, and about the individuals and organizations engaged in these efforts. We'd appreciate your help in better understanding what's being done and who is engaged in butterfly conservation across the world. Please complete this brief survey-it should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Any information you can give will be of great benefit in making the Butterfly Specialist Group a success. Please pass this survey along to others whose work or experience may be applicable to this specialist group. We are especially interested in gathering information about butterfly conservation efforts in areas outside North America and Western Europe. It is not that the Specialist Group will be ignoring the needs of these regions but that these are areas in which there are well-established and successful conservation organizations. The initial aim of the Specialist Group is to prioritize work in countries and regions traditionally underserved by butterfly conservation organizations, so that meaningful progress can be made without duplicating the efforts of others. The survey is in English. If this is not your first language, we hope that you will still be able to adequately understand and complete the survey and that language will not be a barrier to your participation. Unfortunately, the Specialist Group doesn't currently have the capacity to present and analyze the survey in other languages.