Contrary to common belief, insect and butterfly farms are extremely beneficial to the preservation of the natural world and its quickly decaying habitats. Human expansion has pushed many ecosystems to the brink of collapse and insects, however small, are not immune to this damage. By providing sanctuaries and breeding grounds through insect farms and botanical gardens however, not only are these insects able to thrive, they also serve to educate future generations about the importance of preservation.
Insect farms and botanical gardens benefit their local communities as well by providing jobs and a viable source of income for currency-starved countries. As far as conservation is concerned, insect farming strongly discourages hunters and poachers from catching wild insects and promotes the continued protection of habitats on which the insects depend because, unlike clear-cutting that is required in some tropical areas for farming, the natural environment is what allows the insect populations to remain intact and healthy. The average life span of a butterfly is 1 month, but there are some species (like the famed Monarch) that may live up to 9 months. In farms, when these insects die a natural death, they are collected and preserved by artists and entomologists alike! In this way, it is ensured that future generations are able to learn and observe the natural beauty of these insects, as well as understand the importance of protecting what’s left of the world they share with us.
Our insect products, from our mounted Madagascan Comet Moths and Walking Sticks to butterfly wing jewelry by Dream Wings, are sustainably sourced from insect farms and botanical gardens alike.