Costa Rica is home to an astonishing number butterfly species. Local farmers breed some species for sale to botanic gardens and butterfly sanctuaries worldwide. The work provides a good income and helps protect biodiversity.
Butterfly breeding schemes in wildlife-rich Costa Rica aim to bring cash to local communities and protect forest habitats by exporting "ambassadors of beauty" to the rest of the world.
The Netherlands is home to vast stretches of coastal dunes that shelter natural biodiversity and human life. But only careful management can keep them alive.
Locals in Kenya's Arabuko Sokoke reserve are cultivating butterflies to help conserve the area's vast indigenous forests. Despite pressures from illegal logging, the park's wildlife is thriving.
Living conditions for forest animals have deteriorated over the past 40 years to a point where vertebrate populations have more than halved. Rainforests in South America and Africa have been the most affected.
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