Fly This Story Over To Your Friends: Click To Share (Photo by Tim Wong)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMore When he first learned of the predicament of the pipevine swallowtail, the 28-year-old swooped in to help by creating a screened backyard enclosure with ideal environmental conditions for the insect.RELATED: Monarch Butterfly Population More Than Triples Over Last YearHe filled it with specific plants that the insects like to feed on. Then, he gathered a group of 20 different pipevine swallowtail caterpillars from nearby areas. As he carefully nursed the small tribe of precious insects, their numbers began to quickly multiply.Now years later, the DIY butterfly breeder brings dozens of caterpillars to the San Francisco Botanical Garden’s “California Native” exhibit every week—and thanks to Wong’s efforts, the pipevine swallowtail has been successfully repopulated in the city for the first time in decades.RELATED: Girl’s Lemonade Recipe to Saves Bees Turned Into Million Dollar Whole Foods DealThough the pipevine swallowtail isn’t technically endangered, the breathtaking species rapidly began disappearing from various areas around California as the state became more and more developed. Since they had vanished entirely from San Francisco, Wong had to collect his original group of caterpillars from private residents living in more vegetative areas.Though backyard conservation isn’t his professional forte, Wong has claimed—and earned— the lofty mantle of “Butterfly Whisperer” on Instagram.WATCH the video below…Biologist Tim Wong raises thousands of butterflies in his backyard. pic.twitter.com/zSXeFGsTQR— 60 Second Docs (@60SecDocs) April 5, 2018 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreTim Wong may work as an aquatic biologist during the day, but when he is back on terra firma he tends to other wildlife: raising endangered butterflies in his backyard.Studying butterflies had been a childhood hobby of Wong’s, so creating a backyard conservation area wasn’t a life-changing metamorphosis for him—but it certainly was for this species, which had vanished from the San Francisco skyline.
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Sharing is caring! LocalNews Dominica among 10 best ethical destination for 2015 by: – December 5, 2014 Share Tweet Fresh Water LakeRoseau, Dominica – (December 5, 2014) – Ethical Traveler Organization has included Dominica among the Ten Best Ethical Destination for 2015. Dominica was included on the list in 2014, and this has demonstrated that our policies (including our environmental, community tourism programmes) are deemed to be appropriate and sustainable.Ethical Traveler, created in 2003, is a global alliance of people who love to travel, and share a sense of responsibility towards the planet. They are a nonprofit organization, founded to “empower travelers to change the world.” They seek to use the economic clout of tourism to protect human rights and the environment. His Excellency Hubert John Charles, Ambassador of the Commonwealth of Dominica to the United States of America has been invited to receive Dominica’s Award during the official ceremony to be held at the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco on December 8th 2014.Congratulations to Dominica for being named an Ethical Destination for 2015. 284 Views no discussions Share Share