Open to all institutions, public or private, that currently display or rear and/or supply living butterflies and other invertebrates, whether seasonally or year-round, or will be opening a display within one calendar year. Individuals and businesses that are engaged professionally as consultants in the industry are also welcome as members. Subject to an invitation of the Board of Directors, so too are those individuals and institutions that are in some way devoted to the advancement of the industry but don’t necessarily fit in the category of exhibits, supplier and consultants.
Flagship Membership is open to all institutions that qualify as members above. Flagship Membership differs from Regular Membership in the amount of annual dues required, being two times the amount paid by Regular Members. In exchange, Flagship Member institutions will be more prominently featured in Association materials, including the website, brochures, map and other promotional articles.
Patron Member institutions will be listed first in Association materials, including the website, brochures, map and other promotional articles. They will have an announcement in every issue of The Flutterings.
"The Passiflorahoeve" is a very special attraction in Harskamp, in the Veluwe, the Netherlands. It is a garden with many species of butterflies and plants that do not just come from anywhere in a garden center. We are also a healthcare farm. Here, we help people with mental or physical disabilities to work in a relaxed and supportive way. What makes this farm unique is her large collection of Passiflora and Aristolochia as well as its European and Tropical butterfly gardens with its own butterfly nursery.
In our five different butterfly gardens you get many experiences! You are surrounded by beauty. A day at Passiflorahoeve is a day of wonder.
The Papiliorama Foundation aims at raising awareness for the conservation of tropical and indigenous animal and plant species and their habitats. Through its sister foundation ITCF, Papiliorama makes a concrete contribution to the conservation of tropical nature in Belize (Central America). Shipstern Nature Reserve was founded in 1990 by the ITCF and its existence depends on donations made by the visitors of Papiliorama
Butterfly Dan's goal is to provide our customers with excellent quality, quantity, and variety and service. Our commitment to these have helped us become a leader in supplying butterfly pupae to exhibits in the U.S. since 1988.
The mission of Garten der Schmetterlinge Schloss Sayn is to bring people closer to nature, to remind them of the small things in this world, and reawaken the awareness for our own environment. We acknowledge our responsibility for the gift of nature – through understanding we will be able to protect her.
Voted the Best Tourist Attraction in the US Virgin Islands by readers of The Virgin Islands Daily News! Mission Statement: We encourage our visitors to increase the populations of their local butterflies by planting their host plants.
The Dubai Butterfly Garden, the newest attraction in Dubai, claimed to be the biggest covered butterfly garden in the world; consists of nine custom built domes around 2,600 m2 and a butterfly museum; located right next to existing Dubai Miracle Garden.
Dive into the largest ocean in the Netherlands with 8 million gallons of water and various types of sharks. Walk through the largest indoor Bush and imagine yourself in the rainforest. Enjoy young gorillas and the beautiful view of the Great Plains. A day Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem is a full day enjoying the beauty of nature in a 45 hectare zoo. And going there during bad weather is no problem for almost 40% of the park is covered!
International Conference of Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers
The International Association of Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers (IABES) encourages member facilities to actively participate in the yearly IABES conferences. At these conferences members can gather to exchange information, coordinate industry problem-solving, and discuss new ideas.
IABES Conference 2017 in the Netherlands
2nd to 6th of October 2017
The 2017 conference will be hosted by Rotterdam Zoo, Emmen Zoo and Burgers Zoo in Arnhem.