SBBT is pleased to announce the publication of post descriptions for two positions: Hon Treasurer and Hon Secretary. Details may be found by following the links in Opportunities on the Trust’s website. The Trust would particularly welcome expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced individuals with an interest in natural history, especially butterflies.
SBBT is pleased to announce a new project in cooperation with Operation Wallacea, an organisation that links students and academics in ground-breaking research programmes around the world. In July and August this year, two SBBT expert associates will join the programme on the remote Natewa Peninsula in Vanua Levu, Fiji Islands, to survey the butterfly fauna […]
SBBT is pleased to announce that a workshop on the British Swallowtail will take place at Wheatfen Reserve in Surlingham, Norfolk on 27 June 2018. Following a morning of up-to-the-minute presentations and in-depth discussions, the afternoon will be spent on fieldwork with swallowtails in the reserve. We expect to see eggs, all instars and adults – […]
The Trust has awarded a grant to Stephen Sutton and his team in Sabah, to elucidate the distribution, ecology and conservation status of the Kinabalu, or Borneo, Birdwing. This superb butterfly, now confined to the slopes of Mt Kinabalu National Park, will very soon become an icon to match the orangutan and giant Rafflesia flower. Read […]
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 […]