Richard has bred butterflies for 55 years, starting in West Yorkshire and now in Watamu, Kenya. A zoologist trained at Oxford, for 30 years he has owned a butterfly farm supplying live exhibitions in USA and UK. His insight and knowledge of captive breeding will be key to the success of SBBT’s conservation projects.
SBBT is delighted to welcome Richard as Honorary Coordinator for Natewa Swallowtail studies in Fiji, where he is closely involved with our project with NatureFiji Marequeti-Viti to conserve and breed Papilio natewa, a very rare species discovered only in 2017. Richard is the Director of Kokomana Pte Ltd., a cocoa plantation and chocolate company based […]
On 12 June 2021 SBBT held a very successful online videoconference on “Saving Swallowtails”. Fourteen presentations highlighted the most advanced swallowtail conservation projects in the world, ranging from Florida, Jamaica, Brazil and Kenya to the UK, Italy, Singapore, Australia, PNG and Fiji. These presentations are now freely available to download from YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdB29sTt1KFJPc76X2PfEjg/playlists
SBBT is pleased to launch an online conference to celebrate World Swallowtail Day on Saturday 12th June 2021. This worldwide videoconference will be in two sessions, Eastern time-zone 08:00 – 11.00 UTC and Western time-zone 17:00 – 20.00 UTC. In all, 14 papers from top researchers will look at what is being done to protect threatened species. […]
This year’s UN World Wildlife Day theme is “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet” – a subject very close to our heart in SBBT. Less than three years ago a new swallowtail Papilio natewa, was discovered on Vanua Levu, Fiji and, following a research programme, we are now sponsoring NatureFiji, the island’s main conservation […]