BBC News: East of England launched an excellent broadcast from Martin Barber, showing how the new Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing Project in Papua New Guinea can develop techniques to help other papilionids as well as demonstrate positive cooperation between conservationists and the oil palm industry – Click this title to see the video.
Cambridge, UK, 26th September 2017: The world’s largest, most spectacular but severely endangered butterfly, Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing (Ornithoptera alexandrae), has been given a lifeline with a pioneering project led by the Sime Darby Foundation (SDF) and the recently created Swallowtail and Birdwing Butterfly Trust (SBBT). The initiative sees the creation of a state-of-the-art captive breeding […]
Take a look at our new Conservation section on the “Top Ten Threatened Species“! Here we have selected and highlighted the ten species that are Critically Endangered or Endangered in the most recent international assessments. Read about the Ceylon Rose in Sri Lanka and Wallace’s Golden Birdwing from the Moluccas, as well as the Jamaican Giant Swallowtail, […]
We’re delighted to present our new website! Hope you like it! There’s lots more to do so why not get involved? Watch out for news about our flagship Birdwing Project in Papua New Guinea! Content is down to us, but the site was built by Phase Three Goods – they were brilliant!
As the Trust’s work to help conserve the world’s largest butterfly takes its first steps, Founding Patron Henry Barlow is planning a reconnaissance trip to Papua New Guinea. Look out for reports in late September.