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Members of Corfu Butterfly Conservation go in search of rare butterflies at Mt. Pantokrator for the Corfu Butterfly Survey.
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The Corfu Butterfly Survey relaunches on 1st January 2021

31/12/2020 Dr Dan Danahar

Corfu Butterfly Conservation (CBC) launched the Corfu Butterfly Survey (CBS) on the 7th Jan 2020. Unfortunately, the advent of the Covid 19 pandemic had two negative impacts: firstly, the Greek lockdown made it difficult for residents of Corfu to go out to survey butterflies and secondly, there was a significant reduction in the number of visitors to Corfu, again leading to a decrease in the recording effort from this group of enthusiasts. Therefore, we came to the conclusion that 2020 should be considered a 'null' year for data collection, viewing it instead as a pilot year for the survey. Instead, the Corfu Butterfly Survey will now relaunch on the 1st January 2021 and is expected to run until the 31st December 2025.