BUTTERFLY CONSERVATION INITIATIVE
A project of Wildlife Survival Fund: Investing in endangered species before it’s too late.
United States nationwide, with programs focused in south Florida, U.S. Forest Service East Region and Great Plains Region
Schaus’ swallowtail butterfly
IUCN Red List Status of Focal Species
Federally endangered (Schaus’ swallowtail) and other imperiled and federally listed taxa.
About the Project
The Butterfly Conservation Initiative is dedicated to the conservation of threatened, endangered and vulnerable North American butterflies and the habitats that sustain them, with a focus on recovery, research and education. The focus is on supporting organism research, building partnerships to advance conservation, and promoting public awareness and conservation literacy.
The Butterfly Conservation Initiative will highlight three specific initiatives:
- Conservation and population monitoring of the federally endangered Schaus’ swallowtail butterfly
- Collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service to create and distribute new regional educational brochures related to “Monarchs and Milkweeds” as well as collaboration with the National Wildlife Federation to disseminate the brochures in backyard wildlife habitat gardening toolkits that show readers how to attract butterflies by incorporating native plants into home landscapes
- Publication of a new book entitled “Butterfly Conservation in North America”.
Project Mission: To conserve threatened, endangered, and vulnerable North American butterflies and the habitats that sustain them, with a focus on recovery, research, and education. The focus is on supporting organism research, building partnerships to advance conservation and in promoting public awareness and conservation literacy.