It includes a breeding room where people will have the chance to see the different stages of the butterfly life cycle. This project has been arranged by the City Historian of Havana and is aimed to protect, preserve and persuade people of the importance of taking action now in order to protect the many different species of butterflies. The project recognises the current trend to exterminate them by using pesticides in tackling problems of larvae attacking crops. This can be a real danger to many lepidoptera in these areas where many butterflies are found on cultivated land.
This initiative is we believe the first of its kind in Cuba and we welcome the news and look forward to receiving reports of visits.