30 Aug '16, 5pm

One man's DIY conservation effort helps rare butterfly rebound in San Francisco

One man's DIY conservation effort helps rare butterfly rebound in San Francisco

It seems that Wong's diligent efforts have paid off in the last four years. Last year, he was able to breed "thousands" of caterpillars which were transferred over to the Botanical Garden. What is remarkable is that while California pipevine swallowtail repopulation efforts have worked in nearby counties like Sonoma and Santa Cruz, Wong's project is the first to truly succeed in San Francisco since the 1980s. Wong attributes the success to careful research and constant care of the habitat he's built in his backyard, showing that habitat restoration does make a huge difference in the survival of a species. And while he says that DIY conservation efforts aren't for everyone, he points out that we can all do our small part in the greater scheme of caring for our planet:

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/conservation/pipevine-swallowta...

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