Happiness is a Butterfly

Can you picture the skies full of Richmond Birdwing Butterflies again?


That’s exactly what will happen when we work together to Bring Back the Birdwing!

Wildlife Queensland is working with South-East Queensland councils (Logan City, Gold Coast City, Scenic Rim Regional and Moreton Bay Regional) to organise the linking of two core populations of the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly in 2018.

"It is critical that we connect these populations by creating stepping-stone populations of the vine to 'join the dots'. Without this, gene flow cannot occur and the species simply will not persist in a healthy way." Matt Cecil, Projects Manager Wildlife Queensland. 

To create these critical stepping-stones, at least 500 vines need to be planted throughout carefully selected locations in 2018. That will cost $12,500.

Propagating, growing, planting and maintaining one Richmond Birdwing Butterfly Vine to ensure it survives and thrives costs $25.

  • Do you think you can help rescue the Richmond Birdwing from extinction?
  • Could you make a tax-deductible donation now to help grow 500 of the butterfly's host plants?


To become part of this crusade and see how much is being pledged, please click here.