The ultimate goal of project Act for Butterflies (A4B), initiated in July, 2012, is to create a world rich in butterflies for future generations to enjoy.
Butterflies are beautiful and fascinating creatures, and good indicators of the environment health. The fact is that butterflies continue to decline at an alarming rate, despite the various efforts by different ecological conservation groups. International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) reports that the leading causes of endangerment of different species are habitat destruction, displacement by introduced species, alteration of habitat by chemical pollutants (such as pesticides), hybridization with other species, and over harvesting. Studies show that some species that were formerly considered widespread or common are now declining as well.
The core aims of Act for Butterflies (A4B) are to:
- Inspire, educate and create awareness to people about the importance of butterflies and its conservation.
- Organise periodic systematic walk, survey of the butterfly species.
- Recover threatened butterflies and increase numbers of widespread species.
- Promote national and global conservation actions.