The principal advances in dragonfly conservation in Great Britain since 1976 are the formation of the British Dragonfly Society, the production of an atlas showing the distribution of all species in the British Isles, an increase in the number of nature reserves which contain important odonate habitats, new measures designed to protect odonate habitats under the Site of Special Scientific Interest procedure, and the development of cooperation between farmers and conservationists, which has resulted in the construction of many new odonate habitats.