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A positive aspect of tropical butterfly farms stems from their interaction with the country and people where they are built. Areas of tropical land that might otherwise be deforested can be protected whilst the land produces value through breeding and trade of tropical butterflies. In many cases the local population is quite poor, so the farms also provide employment and income; how this occurs, differs in detail depending on the country.

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Costa Rica

Cethosia Cyane Caterpillars Inside the Enclosure