The Butterfly Wing
Taun Richards founder of BFWings
Author of the book butterfly wings.
Bfwings is a social enterprise which specialises in butterfly conservation.
WHY WE EXIST
We exist to protect the natural habitats of all spoecies of Butterflies and moths. Butterflies are natural pollenators, one of the reasons butterfly populations are in massive decline, is the use of highly toxic poisons. Glyphosate is sold under the brand name "RoundUp. Glyphosate is highly toxic to humans, it does not break down and become safe, residues on cereal crops show toxity levels that are simply unnacepatable for staple food crops.
A recent study released in 2014 by a team of Harvard scientists confirmed suspicions that the use of Nicotinoid based pesticides are responsible for the dangerous decline of honey bee populations. Pesticides containing nicotinoids have been directly linked to CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) of honey bee populations. Honey bees are the main pollenators of crops and it is essential that we ban the use of nicotinoid based pesticides as a matter of the highest priority. Butterflies are natural pollenators too, and equally important in the ecological system.
We should be aware that pesticides containing poisons have the potential to cause widespread famine. If we wipe out bees and butterflies you say goodbye to weetabix in the morning, your loaf of bread, your bowl of fruit salad and virtually every other form of edible food, they all require pollenators. Monsantos genetically modified crops do not require pollenators, therefore they have no vested interest in caring for the natural environment. They have patented posion resistant unnatural variants of staple food crops which they are then spraying with toxic posions. This is not an ecologically sustainable method of food production, nor is it in any way necessary. The entire GMO agenda is about controlling food production.
“The use of toxic poisons in our environment, the genetic modification of our foods, our changing climate, deforestation and loss of natural habitats are putting a huge number of butterfly species on the endangered list”. The Guardian Angel program is aiming to invest in worldwide sustainable micro-farm breeding of rare and endangered species as a way of temprorarily protecting species while we get to grips with stopping the decline in populations. Taun has donated all the proceeds from his book "Butterfly WIngs" to help support the "Guardian Angel" butterfly protectorate program.
Three of the worlds rarest and most endangered butterfly species
Was previously considered extinct until their rediscovery in India where they are believed to be native species.
The Palos Verdes blue
(Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis)
is considered by many as the rarest butterfly in the world
The pearl-bordered fritillary
(Boloria euphrosyne) occurs in various parts of Europe, its number has rapidly declined through the years making it rare and threatened.