The mission of the Swallowtail and Birdwing Butterfly Trust is to conserve and protect members of the Papilionidae. This is a worldwide family of more than 550 species that include the largest, most spectacular and most endangered butterflies on the planet.
We achieve this in four ways: we raise financial resources; convene networks and partnerships; catalyse action, and provide scientific and technical support to conservation projects.
We will be organising our second on-line conference entitled “Saving Swallowtails: the Apollos and their Allies” to be held on Saturday 8th June 2024.
Distribution of the Apollos and their Allies in the northern hemisphere.
Ref. V. Nazari, E.V. Zhakarov, F.A.H. Sperling Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 42 (2007) 131–156
This conference will cover the following families Allancastria, Archon, Bhutanitis, Hypermnestra, Luehdorfia, Parnassius, Sericinus, Zerynthia & Baronia discussing the status of these species and the conservation efforts being carried out to protect these iconic butterflies.
Further details about the conference will be posted here in the due course.