South African Butterfly Breeding Association
We are members of the recently formed: "South African Butterfly Breeding Association". The South African Butterfly Breeding Associationís (SABBA) mission statement is "To support the growth and development of the commercial butterfly farming industry in South Africa through butterfly research, and breeder education, as well as, market development, butterfly habitat conservation, and voluntary adherence to a code of ethics prescribing compassion, conservancy and integrity. SABBA was formed on the 7th of September, 2004. At the C.B.I.S.A. Butterfly Sanctuary in Ramsgate, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Conservation of Butterflies in South Africa
C.B.I.S.A. (Conservation of Butterflies in South Africa), which was founded by, Earle Whiteley in 1993. The CBISA head office is based at the Butterfly Sanctuary which is situated in Fascadale Road, Ramsgate, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. The sanctuary opened its doors to the public in January 2002. Since then the sanctuary has been inundated with visitors from near and far, who have found the experience of walking in the massive netted dome, situated in a natural forest environment, unique and unforgettable. The goal of the organization is to promote butterfly conservation and study. CBISA was also created to cater for the needs of new and experienced butterfly collectors. The need to create a centre for butterfly study and research in South Africa led to the development of the butterfly sanctuary. CBISA have now become the leaders in butterfly research, conservation, and butterfly breeding, in Kwa-Zulu Natal.
We fully endorse, and support AICsa (Accessibility & Integration through Conservation in South Africa) The aim of AICsa is to make holiday destinations as well as local destinations accessible to people who are differently able, through an educational medium, integrating this through conservation of all our natural and indigenous fauna, flora, animals, mammals etc. Thus giving all the opportunity to experience South Africa to its fullest. These experiences are there for all to have and to share and to enjoy. The project is run by Lizanne Hattingh, who is based at the headquarters of CBISA in Ramsgate, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.