The Sustainable Jungle Podcast

27 · RICARDO MURILLO · THE IMPORTANCE OF BUTTERFLIES

October 11, 2018

Luis Ricardo Murillo-Hiller is a Costa Rican entomologist working at the University of Costa Rica. He has been passionate about butterflies his entire life and believes protecting them will help us save the few remaining forests we have. Ricardo founded the Live Butterfly Exhibition together with his professor in 2010 as a way of educating school children about diversity, natural history, sustainable development and butterflies! He, together with his team, also conduct research on genetics, diseases, natural history and they help support breeders who export butterflies for exhibitions globally.

The team at Oropopo Experience introduced us to Ricardo and we visited him in his live butterfly exhibition on the university campus. It was, as you would expect, a little noisy, being in the middle of the big city, San José, but in our little pocket of paradise, we were surrounded by the most beautiful butterflies and jungle sounds - the perfect backdrop to cover some butterfly related topics including why they're so important to protect and how we can all do something to help by planting the right flora in our backyards! 

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Find the show notes here 

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