This grant will help plant a corridor of birdwing butterfly vines to join two isolated population groups and expand the current breeding habitat of the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly.
The Richmond Birdwing is one of Australia’s largest butterflies, with a wingspan on up to 16cms, and is currently listed as vulnerable due to clearing of its rainforest habitat. The project will plant over 1000 of the special vines that are the only place the butterfly can breed, in a corridor between Neurum and Samford, Queensland.
Grant value: $7,500
Impact area: Planet – Environmental Conservation
Project location: Queensland
Local branch: Brisbane CBD
How to get involved and show support:
- Join the Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network
- Subscribe to Birdwing News
- Follow the Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network on Facebook
- Participate in any public planting events that are advertised through Bank Australia or the above channels. Stay tuned!
About this community customer: The Wildlife Preservation Society of Queensland is supporting the Richmond Birdwing Conservation Network (RBCN). This is a small organisation focusing on the recovery of the Threatened Richmond birdwing butterfly. This incredible butterfly is susceptible to extinction due to loss of connected habitat and importantly their host vine, the Birdwing Butterfly vine.
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