Conservation and Research Projects
The Magic of Life has an active applied Research and Conservation program.
The main work of the Charity has been to spark an
interest in the Natural World through giving personalised
tours and talks to our visitors. However, behind the
scenes, we are carrying out work on several Conservation
and Research projects.
Conservation - Rare and Threatened Invertebrates
One fifth (21%) of all our 160 animal species kept at
the Magic of Life are listed on the IUCN red data list as
near-threatened or vulnerable. Most of these are
reef coral species. Many of the others have yet to
Conservation of Rare Plants
Plant species and varieties are far easier to
conserve ex situ compared to invertebrates, often
amounting to keeping a few different clones in pots.
Using the income of the visitors coming to see the
butterflies, the Magic of Life has from built up
collections of rare plant groups.
Conservation and Research for Threatened Habitats
- Our Peat-Free Potting Compost Mix - Background and Results
- Peat-Free potting mix recipes Summary
- Best plants for Butterflies and Bees - Results from trialling in our Butterfly Garden
- How YOU can help rain forests - Our conclusions for changing consumer habits
Research Documents for Butterfly Houses and Enthusiasts
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