Surveys have shown that butterfly farmers show a considerable higher level of knowledge about the importance of the rainforest. They value the forests, plants and animals and are severely against deforestation which is the key point in fighting any rainforest clearing activities.
Butterfly farming is all about having the very specific know-how since each single butterfly species needs completely different farming conditions. The actual caressing for caterpillars does not require hard physical labour. Therefore, a butterfly farm can be operated by women and men, younger and older people equally. This decreases dependency from external parties and especially improves the life of women and older people in these areas.
It is only possible to protect something if you are aware of its value and beauty. The first step of protecting the rainforests is to make society aware of the precious treasures of biodiversity. Our artefacts created out of 100% sustainably sourced butterfly wings easily show the unrivalled beauty of biodiversity in the world’s rainforests.
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