The IBBA is a not-for-profit Trade Organization concerned specifically with the issues of butterfly breeding, releases, education, exhibition, scientific study of the butterfly world, and many other aspects of lepidoptera.
All IBBA Members are asked to abide by this ethical code.
•No shipment of butterflies from the wild; hand-reared individuals only
•Shipped where regulation permits
•When shipping for environmental release, ship only when weather conditions allow for butterfly survival
•Ship only healthy, vigorous butterflies
•Ship in containers with packing that best protects the butterflies
•Supply pertinent instructions as appropriate to insure the well-being and safety of the livestock
Butterfly people are a different type of person in the respect that they pay attention to detail, willingly adhere to strict guidelines of ethical breeding and handling of butterflies, have a thirst for more knowledge in the field, and are always looking for new and better ways to enhance their expertise.
Release butterflies at your special event! The butterfly is a beautiful symbol of new beginnings and hope. Butterfly releases are ideal for weddings. Imagine adding a live butterfly release to your special day. Create a unique memory you and your guests will cherish.
IBBA Continuing Education Seal for the IBBA Procedures Course for Raising Healthy Monarchs