2014 Annual Report IUCN/SSC BSG
The Butterfly Specialist Group held its semi-annual meeting in conjunction with the International Butterfly Conservation Symposium in Southampton, England in April 2014. Several Butterfly SG members also gave presentations at the symposium including, Robert Michael Pyle, Dave Edge, Jaret Daniels and Scott Black. Click here to read more.
Lepidopterists’ Society of Africa Publications
Metamorphosis is a publication from Lepidopterists’ Society of Africa (including IUCN BSG members Silvia Mecenero and Dave Edge as authors) that summarizes the group’s efforts on the conservation of Lepidoptera. You can find the most recent issue here or access back issues here.
COREL Programme Annual Report (2014-2015)
An update on the conservation activities of the COREL (Custodians of Rare and Endangered Lepidoptera) programme, launched by the Lepidopterists’ Society of Africa (LepSoc) in July 2010, Click here to read more.
Conservation Assessment of Butterflies of South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland – Red List and Atlas
This book is the first statistics-based conservation assessment of South African butterflies. It is based on data captured from butterfly collections, targeted field trips and the SABCA (later LepiMAP) Virtual Museum. All 794 assessments were made using IUCN criteria. Red List threatened taxa numbered at 60, 151 of conservation concern. It includes a full analysis of threats, a description of the state of butterfly conservation in South Africa, a comprehensive set of recommendations for conservation practitioners working with butterflies, a future priorities set out for butterfly conservation and research. Read more.
“Butterflies and Moths as Pollinators”
Candace Fallon, Scott Hoffman Black, and Matthew Shepherd
Although butterflies are often dismissed as pollinators, evidence indicates that they and moths do pollinate, and may have specialized relationships with flowers. Page 6. Click here to read.
Red Book of Butterflies in Turkey
Evrim Karaçetin & Hilary J. Welch
This red list contains all the available data on Turkish butterflies. Its authors applied the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria and the associated guidelines to produce a science-based, objective, and
transparent assessment of the conservation status of the butterflies of Turkey. Download it here.
2011 Butterfly Specialist Group Update
A 2011 update on the activities of the IUCN/SSC Butterfly Specialist Group. Click here to read more.