In August 2023, the Swallowtail & Birdwing Butterfly Trust provided a grant to wildlife documentary maker, Sonam Dorji, to produce a short film on the Bhutan Glory (Bhutanitis lidderdalii) and Ludlow’s Bhutan Glory (Bhutanitis ludlowi).
Sonam, who is based in Bhutan, discovered a site in 2020 where both species fly in the same location, something which had not previously been observed elsewhere.
The grant will support Sonam to produce a documentary video on the life cycle of both species of Bhutanitis which will be used to help ensure the future of these butterflies through education, conservation and ecotourism.
Read more about the project and Sonam’s account of the discovery here
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