The project's long term aims are to prevent the Critically Endangered Kedestes barberae bunta from becoming extinct and secure the future of the Endangered 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 and reintroduction at appropriate host sites.
Research will also be carried out to establish abundance trends and new host sites for future reintroductions will be explored. Ex-situ measures include the establishment of a captive rearing and breeding programme which has been deemed a necessity in order to secure the future of the species.
Project 192519761 location - South Africa, Africa