Conservation of the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly in Australia

Authors: Sands, Donald P.A., New, Tim R.

  • Account of one of longest insect conservation programmes in Australia
  • Deals with major iconic species with strong public/community interest
  • Innovative community involvements provide many lessons for similar exercises in many parts of the world
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This survey of one the longest insect conservation campaigns in Australia deals with recovery of one of the most iconic endemic butterflies, the Richmond birdwing, threatened by clearance and fragmentation of subtropical rainforest in eastern Australia and the spread of an alien larval food-plant. Its conservation has involved many aspects of community involvement, developed over more than 20 years, and focused on habitat restoration and weed eradication, in conjunction with conservation of remaining forest fragments. The work has involved the entire historical range of the butterfly, addressed threats and emphasised landscape connectivity, and has enhanced recovery through extensive plantings of native food plants. Interest has been maintained through extensive publicity, community education  and media activity, and the programme has provided many lessons for advancing insect conservation practice in the region.

About the authors

Dr Don Sands, who has spent a lifetime understanding insects and developing solutions to major insect problems, both economic and in their conservation, was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division in 2001. He received his award for 'service to the horticultural industry in Australia and the Pacific Region through the development of biological pest control solutions, and to entomology, particularly through conservation projects.' Prof. Tim New, former Editor in Chief of the Journal of Insect Conservation (2003-2009); he is the author/editor of more than 30 book titles published by CSIRO (7), OUP (8); CUP (3); Brill (2), CABI (1), NSW University Press, and 6 books with Springer: monograph: Insect Conservation, An Australian Perspective, Series Entomologica, Vol.32; 978-90-6193-507-0; 1984, €154,95; 204pp, HB edit.vol: Beetle Conservation,978-1-4020-5987-2, 2007, €64,95; 94pp, HB (JICO spin-off) edit.vol: Insect Conservation and Islands, 978-1-4020-8781-3, 2008, €89,95; 252pp; HB (JICO spin-off) monograph: Butterfly Conservation in South-Eastern Australia: Progress and Prospects, 978-90-481-9925-9, 2011, €139,95; 190pp, HB monograph: ‘In Considerable Variety’: Introducing the Diversity of Australia’s Insects, 978-94-007-1779-4; 2011, €139,95; 254pp, HB edited vol.: Insect Conservation: Past, Present and Prospects, 978-94-007-2962-9, 2012, €149,95; 435pp, HB

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Birdwing Butterflies and Their Conservation Needs

    Sands, Donald P. A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-27

  • The Richmond Birdwing Butterfly

    Sands, Donald P. A. (et al.)

    Pages 29-48

  • The Food Plants of the Richmond Birdwing

    Sands, Donald P. A. (et al.)

    Pages 49-76

  • The Natural Habitats and Resources for the Richmond Birdwing

    Sands, Donald P. A. (et al.)

    Pages 77-98

  • Conservation Needs and Early Concerns

    Sands, Donald P. A. (et al.)

    Pages 99-114

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  • ISBN 978-94-024-0634-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Conservation of the Richmond Birdwing Butterfly in Australia
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7170-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7170-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7169-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0634-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 209
Number of Illustrations and Tables
17 b/w illustrations, 36 illustrations in colour
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