Our Leading Environmental Action for Sustainability (LEAFS) program offers communities the knowledge and resources necessary to establish thriving bee and butterfly farming businesses that generate sustainable income and support healthy rainforest habitat.
Location: Costa Rica
Our Assessment of Parnassian Butterfly Species project, in collaboration with the Institute of General and Experimental Biology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, seeks to determine the conservation status of butterfly species, while exchanging information to ensure the long-term success of these important invertebrates.
In collaboration with the Katie Adamson Conservation Fund, the Bee Fence Project involves using bees to mitigate human-elephant conflict. With an understanding that elephants are fearful of bees, hives are placed around the perimeter of agricultural crops, ensuring that these areas are not disturbed. This design provides an alternative to harmful means of elephant control, while protecting farmer livelihoods and contributing pollination services to the local area.
Location: Nepal, Tanzania
Our Coastal Dunes project is focused on creating a comprehensive inventory and comparison of the insect species found in restored and unrestored coastal dune sites in northern California, specifically targeting pollinator populations. Land managers will use the results to identify whether or not dune restoration efforts influence pollinator diversity and abundance.
Location: United States