Wildlife Society of Queensland has conserved fragmented populations of the beautiful Richmond Birdwing since 2014. Enthusiasts cultivate the foodplant in former habitats and introduce captive bred butterflies. Their 2017 campaign, “Bring Back the Birdwing” reached a target of 500 new vine plantings and raised Au$18K! Now they’re setting their sights on joining up populations on […]
China news agency Xinhua and the BBC have reported three people jailed and fined by a Jinan court for illegally importing 2,800 dead butterflies from Malaysia and the Philippines in 2016. Bought online and posted to China disguised as clothing, the haul included the endangered Luzon Peacock Swallowtail, listed on CITES Appendix 1, one of […]
On 19-21 September SBBT Patron Henry Barlow and entomologist Charles Harbottle visited the 700m Managalas Plateau in Northern Province, PNG, to assess the populations of Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing there. The visit was facilitated by local NGO partners the Managalas Conservation Foundation and Partners with Melanesians, whose Facebook page has many excellent photographs! Getting to the Plateau […]
The trust is delighted that Bill has joined us as Honorary Advisor on Insect Rearing, and is already advising on the new laboratory being built in PNG for Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing. He has many years’ experience in rearing insects, and has designed screen houses, laboratories and insectaries around the world.
Alice Perkins has agreed to become the Trust’s Honorary Advisor on social media. Alice is a computer games designer studying at the University of Gloucestershire. She is planning to specialise in animation and run her own independent games design company upon graduation. Alice lives in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.