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The project's long term aims are to secure the future of the Critically Endangered Kedestes barberae bunta and Kedestes lenis lenis, whilst improving and protecting the remaining habitat in a holistic approach which benefits not only the butterflies but the system as a whole. This will be achieved through in-situ conservation measures such as habitat restoration and protection.
Research will also be carried out to establish abundance trends, ex-situ measures include the establishment of a captive rearing programme which has been deemed a necessity in order to secure the future of the species.
Project 192519761 location - South Africa, Africa