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.
Sara Oldfield is a botanist and plant conservation expert and she has kindly agreed to help the Trust as we take practical projects forward. In many cases the conservation needs of butterflies are linked to their foodplants. For example, the British Swallowtail seems to be restricted by the availability of Milk Parsley, and many birdwings can […]
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 […]