|Delicate Balance Exhibition|
fundraiser for the
David Suzuki foundation
& Capilano College Studio Arts Student Scholarship
What Can Be Done?
Destruction of the natural forest is the main threat. The indigenous peoples living in the forests where rare species are found naturally desire money to improve their health, education and other prospects. They are encouraged to clear the land through logging for tropical hardwoods or for planting banana, palm and other cash crops thus destroying the vines on which the birdwings depend.
How can such insects be protected?
Ironically, one solution maybe for the indigenous people
to be encouraged to farm these insects by planting their food plants,
harvesting a few specimens and selling them for high prices. The breeders
and collectors of the insects (the local people) should receive a good
price instead of the
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