This project is to be developed with the help of Conservation of Butterflies in South Africa (CBISA) and South African Butterfly Breeding Association (SABBA) who are experts in the field, providing site inspections, covering aspects such as soil analyses, plant listings, host plant relocations, tree inspections. CBISA and SABBA will also be providing a thorough compatibility study of any site made available for a Butterfly Sanctuary, as well as that of breeding butterflies, relocating them, setting out programs for the enrichment of the environment and ecosystems and implementing them through our development Company.
CBISA and SABBA have provided public support for this project through having planned awareness programs in which public appearances are made in shopping centers, lectures at schools, approaching companies and sourcing of local funding.
1: Pickles Project
During 2016 from the Company’s conception, Earle Whiteley, along with voluntary help, had implemented the Pickles Project in which the following products have been manufactured on the Premises of the Whiteley Family Trust and handed over to KZN Butterfly Valley (PTY) Ltd’s Butterfly Sanctuary Project
2: Liqueur Project
During the same period of 2016, Earle Whiteley along with voluntary help had implemented the Liqueurs Project in which the following products have been manufactured on the Premises of the Whiteley Family Trust and handed over to KZN Butterfly Valley (PTY) Ltd.
3: Mineral Spring Water Project
KZN Butterfly Valley (PTY) Ltd has access to a freshwater spring on land owned by Conservation of Butterflies in South Africa (CBISA). The spring produces a steady stream of fresh water at 27 000 liters in 12 hrs. That is 5400 x 5Ltr canisters per day. At the present going rate of R 20.00 per 5Ltr canister.
This will provide an income to the company in the amount of R 108 000.00 per day. Of which 50% sales will be paid to Conservation of Butterflies in South Africa (CBISA). Excluding operating, canister and labeling costs.
4: South African Butterfly Stamps Project
The Company has designed stamps on Indigenous South African Butterflies. This is to be sold to the general Public at R 90.00 each. The funds are to go to the company for the development of the KZN Butterfly Sanctuary.
5: Recycling Project
The Company has started collecting cool drink cans, tin cans, cardboard, whitepaper and newspaper as a fundraiser, which in turn is sold to the scrap yards. The funds go to the development of the Butterfly Sanctuary in KZN.
6: Donation Fundraising Project
The Company has also started collecting donations for the development of the KZN Butterfly Sanctuary.
Letter of thanks to: Mianel du Plooy
Little Miss United World South Africa 2017
31 August 2017
The International Children’s Festival was established in 2000 with the aim of forming
a new nation of talented, educated and friendly children. Representatives from all over
the world gather to represent their countries and show their heritage and talents.
Representatives are between the ages of 5 and 14 years old.
Mianel du Plooy will be representing South Africa at the International Children’s
Festival of Culture and Arts: Little Miss & Little Mister United World in Greece
September 2017. In April 2017, Mianel chose Conservation of Butterflies in South Africa (CBISA) as
the organisation that she would like to support, not only to raise funds for, but also to
show the need for conservation of butterflies in South Africa.
Conservation of Butterflies in South Africa (CBISA) is proud that Mianel has taken
the plight of our South Africa butterflies to heart. CBISA is very thankful for the
R5135.00 that Mianel has raised in her fundraising efforts.
CBISA wish Mianel all the best in not only her charity work, but also in the
competition itself during September. We will be following Mianel’s progress with
Director: Conservation of Butterflies in South Africa