Save Our Tropical Butterfly Farmers

We Need Your Help!

Stratford Butterfly Farm
imports it's butterflies from breeders in the tropics.
All the places we buy from from are either conservation projects or village projects. Butterfly breeding is the main source of income for most of the villagers. These breeding operations have been set up to enable communities to earn a living without causing any damage to the environment and wildlife around them. Not only is this good from a conservation point of view, it also allows families all over the tropics to earn a sustainable income and helps to preserve the rainforest.

Due to the disruption of COVID-19 the tropical butterfly farmers and breeders have been left unable to earn a living since exports were suspended in early March. There is no financial support available from their governments and these small community projects are in danger of collapsing and being lost forever. There are already stories coming out of the Arabuko Sokoke forest area of Kenya that the rainforest is being invaded for firewood and timber. This poses a series threat to the local ecosystems.

It is vital that these projects are supported through these trying times, which is why Stratford Butterfly Farm has set up a GoFundMe campaign to raise awareness and funds for the tropical butterfly breeders.

By donating to this campaign, no matter how big or small the donation, you will be protecting the projects below and helping to make sure they survive for generations to come.

Bioproductores de El Salvador, El Salvador http://www.butterfliesofelsalvador.com/main_about.html
Morpho polyphemus,
white morpho butterfly

47437550_1587137781530070_r.jpeg

El Bosque Nuevo, Costa Rica
https://www.elbosquenuevo.org/
Caligo atreus,
yellow edged giant owl butterfly

47437550_15871378533012_r.jpeg

The Kipepeo Project, Kenya
http://kipepeo.org/
Hypolimnus usambara,
 red spot diadem butterfly

47437550_1587137909996417_r.jpeg

The Amani Butterfly Project, Tanzania
http://africanrainforest.org/portfolio-items/the-amani-butterfly-project/
Euxanthe tiberius,
forest queen butterfly

47437550_1587137942647815_r.jpeg

Heliconius Butterfly Works, Ecuador
http://heliconiusworks.com/new_Page/pages/home.html
Heliconius melpomene,
postman butterfly

47437550_1587137969443322_r.jpeg

Alas de Columbia, Columbia
http://www.alasdecolombia.com/
Thyridia psidii,
tigerwing butterfly

47437550_158713801625987_r.jpeg

Donations ()

  • Anonymous 
    • £5 
    • 8 d
  • Terry Middlebrook 
    • £30 
    • 8 d
  • Diane Clark 
    • £10 
    • 11 d
  • Lucien Riviere 
    • £14 
    • 17 d
  • Olivia Del Monaco 
    • £10 
    • 18 d
See all

Organizer

Jane Kendrick 
Organizer
Stratford-Upon-Avon, West Midlands, United Kingdom
  • #1 fundraising platform

    People have raised more money on GoFundMe than anywhere else. Learn more

  • GoFundMe Guarantee

    In the rare case that something isn’t right, we will refund your donation. Learn more

  • Expert advice, 24/7

    Contact us with your questions and we’ll answer, day or night. Learn more