Navigation Links
Butterfly farming to help save rain forest

Researchers at the University of Warwick's plant research arm Warwick HRI have received a £295,000 Darwin initiative grant to develop a butterfly farming industry in Guyana that will help support 5000 people in 16 rainforest communities and help save the rainforest itself.

The University of Warwick team will work with the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation in Guyana. The conservation reserve around that centre and the surrounding North Rupununi District is a rich source of exotic butterflies that are sought after by many western butterfly farms and other institutions that exhibit collections of live butterflies. Each individual butterfly pupa that they can ship to one of these customers can be worth between 2 and 5 UK pounds.

The creation of a sustainable butterfly farming business would help preserve the local rain forest in two ways. Firstly the local population will have a sustainable business that allows them to turn away from other activities that would involve yet more forest clearance and secondly that butterfly farming actually needs to conserve the rainforest because that is the butterflies' preferred habitat.

The research will be led by Dr Doreen Winstanley and Neil Naish from Warwick HRI, the University of Warwick's plant research arm who already have experience of butterfly farming through their University spin out company - Warwick Insect Technologies Ltd. They will undertake a biodiversity survey of the butterfly community and their host plants within the Iwokrama International Centre for Rain Forest Conservation and Development Reserve. The survey will work with the indigenous Amerindian communities within the reserve and the surrounding North Rupununi District with the ultimate aim of enhancing the livelihoods of the 5000 individuals in the 16 rainforest communities in the Iwokrama forest through the sustainable development of a low-tech butterfly farming industry. The butterfly farming will be set up as
'"/>

Source:University of Warwick


Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Butterfly migration could be largest known
2. Fungus-farming termites descend from an African rain forest Eve
3. Finding hidden invaders in a Hawaiian rain forest
4. Woods Hole Research Center plans controlled burn in Amazon rainforest
5. The Amazon in 2050: Implementing the law could save a million square kilometers of rainforest
6. Beekeepers work hard for the honey, despite changing tupelo forest
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Butterfly farming help save rain forest

(Date:4/17/2014)... about eight years ago, Katia Silvera , a postdoctoral ... were on a field trip in a mountainous area in ... never seen before. , Unable to identify it, they contacted ... turned out to be an unnamed species. So Carnevali recently ... "Lophiaris" is the genus name, comprising about 40 species in ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... a novel method to help kidney stone sufferers ... treatment possible., Kidney stones represent a major medical ... left untreated, apart from being particularly painful, they ... In many patients treated successfully, stone recurrence is ... approach to diagnosis and treatment needs to be ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... expression is the process whereby the genetic information ... such as proteins, which have numerous different functions ... an important intermediary during gene expression, by relating ... mechanisms involved in manufacturing proteins. , By ... molecules present in an organism at a given ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Orchid named after UC Riverside researcher 2Orchid named after UC Riverside researcher 3Rapid and accurate mRNA detection in plant tissues 2
... of £23.6M a year to the UK poultry industry but ... against the disease ?one that can be delivered while they ... vaccine virus which provides immunity to IBV has been developed ... vaccine company Intervet UK. It can be delivered to chicks ...
... simply grab carbon dioxide out of the air and covert ... plants use light as their energy source. Chemists would also ... source for their synthetic reactions, but it doesn’t work just ... Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces has now taken ...
... of Toronto is revealing biochemical processes responsible for diseases ... the way for pharmaceutical applications. , A study ... describes how U of T and Johns Hopkins University ... play an important role in human health and disease. ...
Cached Biology News:In-shell vaccine for chick disease 2Progress toward artificial photosynthesis? 2Technology reveals 'lock and key' proteins behind diseases 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 The Pittcon Organizing Committee ... Food Safety Tech , an e-Journal and producer of ... agreement for the second year for the co-location of Food ... The partnership provides that the registration fee to attend the ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... RedBrick Health , a fast-growing leader in consumer ... EmblemHealth , the New York ... the RedBrick Compass health assessment, combined with the RedBrick ... members. EmblemHealth is among the first health plans in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 The Microcompetition with Foreign DNA theory ... of these latent viruses is the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV), ... arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that destroys the ... that RA patients have high concentrations of EBV DNA in ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Biotechnology Company, Limited ("TaiGen") today announced that they have ... pharmaceutical company, to develop and commercialize nemonoxacin (Taigexyn ® ... Turkey and other members of ... for the treatment of bacterial infections including those caused ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Pittcon Announces Second Year Partnership With Food Safety Tech 2Pittcon Announces Second Year Partnership With Food Safety Tech 3EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 2EmblemHealth Selects RedBrick Health to Power its Next-Generation Health Engagement and Behavior Change System 3Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 2Study: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Patients Have EBV; The CBCD Says this is Consistent with Microcompetition 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 2TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 3TaiGen Biotechnology Signed Exclusive License Agreement with R-Pharm for Nemonoxacin (Taigexyn(R)) 4
... Inc.,(OTC Bulletin Board: NGNM) announced today that it plans ... July 31, 2008., The Company has scheduled ... results on July 31, 2008, at 11:00 AM EDT. ... 689-8033 (international) at least,five minutes prior to the call. ...
... James C. Powell, former,President and Chief Operating Officer ... of Nerites Corporation., Under Powell,s guidance, SurModics ... partnerships to commercialize products.,Powell joined SurModics in 1987 ... lead the company,s transition from a diagnostics kit,manufacturer ...
... VEGAS, July 29 American Pacific,Corporation (Nasdaq: APFC ... third quarter financial results on Tuesday, August 5, 2008. ... to participate in,a teleconference to review the financial results ... held Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.,PDT. To ...
Cached Biology Technology:NeoGenomics Schedules its Q2 2008 Earnings Release for July 31, 2008 2James C. Powell Joins Nerites Board of Directors 2American Pacific to Release Financial Results and Hold Fiscal 2008 Third Quarter Investor Teleconference 2
Mouse monoclonal [GB3] to Kalinin ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 3918 SwissProtID: Q13753...
Rabbit polyclonal to VEZT ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Full length human VEZT conjugated to GST Entrez Gene ID: 55591 Swiss Protein ID: Q9HBM0...
AADAC Immunogen: AADAC (NP_001077, 201 a.a. ~ 301 a.a) partial recombinant protein with GST tag. Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles *Available for distribution in the US only...
Mouse monoclonal [CIa] to Ia Antigen (Biotin) ( Abpromise for all tested applications)....
Biology Products: