With more than a hundred recorded species of butterfly in Delhi, the insect population seems tiny in comparison to the 20 million people living here. As rampant construction takes over the city, the spaces where butterflies live are shrinking. But some residents of the city recognise that these little winged creatures need homes too.

One of these people is ecologist and lepidopterist Sohail Madan, who heads the Conservation Education Centre (CEC) run by Bombay Natural History Society at Asola Bhatti Wildlife Sanctuary. He is working with a group of citizen volunteers to build a butterfly ...


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