Declared a federally threatened species in 1980, this butterfly lives primarily in the humid coastal regions of the Pacific Northwest. Several natural and manmade factors challenge its survival. As human population growth continues, it quickly encroaches upon and affects the habitat of the Silverspot. In 1999 The Fish and Wildlife Service, the Oregon Zoo, and Lewis and Clark College began a Captive Rearing and Release Program to aid in its recovery.
THE BUTTERFLY WHEEL
An International Traveling Exhibition of Endangered Species
Dedicated to the Children of the World by Calley O'Neill with Rama the Elephant
AN EPIC JOURNEY OF ART AND SOUL FOR THE EARTH
RAMA: AMBASSADOR FOR THE ENDANGERED ONES
Speaking Passionately on Behalf of Those who Cannot Speak