Announcing a world-first conference that you can stream from home!
Swallowtails are the world’s most spectacular butterflies but dozens of species are threatened. What has been done to protect them? Where are the threats coming from, how are they being addressed and what can we learn from projects to date?
This online conference brings together all the leading experts in swallowtail conservation to take a look at real-life situations in the field. Join in, listen, watch and contribute as the practical aspects of saving swallowtails are revealed.
Conservationists are saving swallowtails from Fiji, Australia and PNG in the eastern hemisphere to Brazil, Jamaica and Florida in the west. This conference, in the space of just three hours in each time-zone, offers seven case studies per session, followed by a live panel ready to address your questions. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!
So, whether you are in Canberra, Chennai or California, you can take part flexibly without missing a thing.
To book your ticket with a suggested donation, please visit our pages on the links below. Remember, we are an entirely voluntary organisation and we need your support!
Special thanks go to the Royal Entomological Society for their support and encouragement.
Eastern time-zone 08:00 – 11.00 UTC. Book here
Western time-zone 17:00 – 20.00 UTC. Book here
Check the time where you are: https://time.is/UTC
Presented online by Zoom. Full programme of speakers is below
Eastern time zone programme : 08:00 – 11.00 UTC
The Richmond Birdwing: engaging communities, enriching habitats and tackling invasive species
Matt Cecil, Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network
Captive outbreeding and release of the Richmond Birdwing to reinvigorate wild populations
Dr Ian Gynther, Dept of Environment and Science, Queensland Government
A genomic analysis for conservation of the two populations of Queen Alexandra’s Birdwing, PNG
Dr Fabien L. Condamine, CNRS Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution
The Borneo or Kinabalu Birdwing: conservation of a montane species threatened by climate change
Dr Stephen Sutton, Institut Biologi Tropika dan Pemulihan, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Priorities and important areas for conservation of birdwings in Southeast Asia
Dr Mark Collins & Dr Martin Partridge, Swallowtail & Birdwing Butterfly Trust
The Natewa Swallowtail: mobilising communities to protect a newly described Fijian species from local and external threats
Dr Richard Markham, KokoMana Pte Ltd & SBBT; Nunia Thomas-Moko NatureFiji-MareqetiViti & Clive Huggins, Natural History Museum, London
Conserving Singapore’s swallowtails through community engagement
Dr Anuj Jain, Nature Society (Singapore)
Western time zone programme : 17:00 – 20.00 UTC
The Homerus Swallowtail of Jamaica: achievements to date and hurdles to overcome
Dr Eric Garraway & Damion Whyte, University of the West Indies and Dr John Parnell, SBBT
Jamaica’s endemic Blue Kite Swallowtail, Protographium marcellinus, in urgent need of further protection
Vaughan Turland, Associate Windsor Research Centre and Dr Thomas Turner, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, University of Florida
Schaus’ Swallowtail: conservation of an endangered endemic subspecies in Florida, USA
Dr Jaret C. Daniels, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, University of Florida
The British Swallowtail: under threat from sea-level rise and invading subspecies
Dr Mark Collins, Swallowtail & Birdwing Butterfly Trust
Conservation of the Southern Swallowtail Papilio alexanor, in the Maritime Alps of Piedmont, Italy
Dr Simona Bonelli, Department of Science, University of Turin
Captive breeding and habitat enrichment: an African perspective
Richard Bennett, Mida Butterfly Farm, Watamu
The Brazilian threatened swallowtails
Dr Andre Freitas & Augusto Rosa; Dept of Animal Biology, University of Campinas