Dragonfly Orgs

Dragonfly, Damselfly, and Odonata Organizations

These groups are dedicated to learning more about dragonflies and damselflies, as well as helping to conserve them:

International Organizations

Migratory Dragonfly Partnership
To better understand and conserve North America's dragonfly migration, dragonfly experts, nongovernmental programs, academic institutions, and federal agencies from the United States, Mexico, and Canada have formed the collaborative Migratory Dragonfly Partnership (MDP). Regular monitoring and centralized reporting among participants across three nations will help us answer some of the many questions currently surrounding dragonfly migration and provide information needed to create cross-border conservation programs to protect and sustain the phenomenon. This site will allow you to submit dragonfly migration observations.
This site is designed to make available what we know about the distribution, biogeography, biodiversity, and identification of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) in the Western Hemisphere.
Worldwide Dragonfly Association
The WDA is the world's foremost organization of researchers, practitioners and enthusiasts dedicated to the study and conservation of dragonflies and damselflies.
Dragonfly Society of the Americas
This society makes available known information about the distribution, biogeography, biodiversity, and identification of Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) world-wide .LEARN MORE >
British Dragonfly Society
The British Dragonfly Society (BDS) was founded in 1983 by a small group of dragonfly enthusiasts and scientists. The Society has grown substantially since that time and the current BDS membership of about 1,500 is spread the length and breadth of the country, as well as into Europe and beyond. LEARN MORE >
International Dragonfly Fund
Our aim is to support projects dedicated to the exploration and protection of the dragonflies of our world and their habitats.

Organizations in the United States

Minnesota Dragonfly Society
Ensuring conservation of Minnesota's dragonflies and damselflies through research and education.
Ohio Dragonfly Survey
This project is to update information on the distribution and abundance of Ohio dragonflies and damselflies. It is an update from the first Ohio Odonata Survey which ran from 1991 to 2000, and resulted in the publication by the Ohio Biological Survey of "The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Ohio."
Slater Museum of Natural History (Washington)
The museum's primary goal is to provide a well-curated collection of specimens to be used for research and education by the communities to which it belongs: the University of Puget Sound, the Puget Sound region, and, in a broad sense, the world. They have an extensive dragonfly collection.
Wisconsin Dragonfly Society
The Wisconsin Dragonfly Society was formed to study and protect the Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) in Wisconsin, whether they are resident or migrating through. It fosters appreciation, study and enjoyment of Wisconsin dragonflies and damselflies and the aquatic habitats on which they depend. LEARN MORE >
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