Membership Types

All representatives of butterfly exhibits or breeding facilities are invited to become a member of IABES.
  • Regular
  • Our Regular Membership
  • $150
  • Open to all institutions, public or private, that currently display or rear and/or supply living butterflies and other invertebrates, whether seasonally or year-round, or will be opening a display within one calendar year. Individuals and businesses that are engaged professionally as consultants in the industry are also welcome as members. Subject to an invitation of the Board of Directors, so too are those individuals and institutions that are in some way devoted to the advancement of the industry but don’t necessarily fit in the category of exhibits, supplier and consultants.
  • Appoint One Institutional Representative
  • One Vote on the Board
  • Sign Up
  • Flagship
  • Our Flagship Membership
  • $300
  • Flagship Membership is open to all institutions that qualify as members above. Flagship Membership differs from Regular Membership in the amount of annual dues required, being two times the amount paid by Regular Members. In exchange, Flagship Member institutions will be more prominently featured in Association materials, including the website, brochures, map and other promotional articles.
  • Appoint One Representative
  • One Vote on the Board
  • Sign Up
  • Patron
  • Our Patron Membership
  • $500
  • Patron Member institutions will be listed first in Association materials, including the website, brochures, map and other promotional articles. They will have an announcement in every issue of The Flutterings.
  • Appoint One Representative
  • One Vote on the Board
  • Sign Up
Sky is the Limit
Advancing the international butterfly exhibition industry through representation, communication, education, and marketing.
Take Flight
All representatives of butterfly exhibits or breeding facilities are invited to become a member of IABES. Researchers or individual unaffiliated butterfly experts may join as individual members.
Spread Your Wings
Are you interested in supporting the International Association of Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers? Membership in IABES is also available to individuals who support the mission of the Association.
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De Passiflorahoeve
FLAGSHIP MEMBER
De Passiflorahoeve
"The Passiflorahoeve" is a very special attraction in Harskamp, in the Veluwe, the Netherlands. It is a garden with many species of butterflies and plants that do not just come from anywhere in a garden center. We are also a healthcare farm. Here, we help people with mental or physical disabilities to work in a relaxed and supportive way. What makes this farm unique is her large collection of Passiflora and Aristolochia as well as its European and Tropical butterfly gardens with its own butterfly nursery. In our five different butterfly gardens you get many experiences! You are surrounded by beauty. A day at Passiflorahoeve is a day of wonder.
Papiliorama Swiss Tropical Gardens
FLAGSHIP MEMBER
Papiliorama Swiss Tropical Gardens
The Papiliorama Foundation aims at raising awareness for the conservation of tropical and indigenous animal and plant species and their habitats. Through its sister foundation ITCF, Papiliorama makes a concrete contribution to the conservation of tropical nature in Belize (Central America). Shipstern Nature Reserve was founded in 1990 by the ITCF and its existence depends on donations made by the visitors of Papiliorama
Butterfly Dan's
FLAGSHIP MEMBER
Butterfly Dan's
Butterfly Dan's goal is to provide our customers with excellent quality, quantity, and variety and service. Our commitment to these have helped us become a leader in supplying butterfly pupae to exhibits in the U.S. since 1988.
Garten der Schmetterlinge Schloss Sayn
FLAGSHIP MEMBER
Garten der Schmetterlinge Schloss Sayn
The mission of Garten der Schmetterlinge Schloss Sayn is to bring people closer to nature, to remind them of the small things in this world, and reawaken the awareness for our own environment. We acknowledge our responsibility for the gift of nature – through understanding we will be able to protect her.
The Butterfly Farm
PATRON MEMBER
The Butterfly Farm
Voted the Best Tourist Attraction in the US Virgin Islands by readers of The Virgin Islands Daily News! Mission Statement: We encourage our visitors to increase the populations of their local butterflies by planting their host plants.
Dubai Butterfly Garden
FLAGSHIP MEMBER
Dubai Butterfly Garden
The Dubai Butterfly Garden, the newest attraction in Dubai, claimed to be the biggest covered butterfly garden in the world; consists of nine custom built domes around 2,600 m2 and a butterfly museum; located right next to existing Dubai Miracle Garden.
Royal Burgers' Zoo
FLAGSHIP MEMBER
Royal Burgers' Zoo
Dive into the largest ocean in the Netherlands with 8 million gallons of water and various types of sharks. Walk through the largest indoor Bush and imagine yourself in the rainforest. Enjoy young gorillas and the beautiful view of the Great Plains. A day Royal Burgers' Zoo in Arnhem is a full day enjoying the beauty of nature in a 45 hectare zoo. And going there during bad weather is no problem for almost 40% of the park is covered!

IABES mission statement: Advancing the international butterfly exhibition industry through representation, communication, education, and marketing.

Representatives of the butterfly industry worldwide started meeting on a regular basis in 1997, when the first International Conference of Butterfly Exhibitions was organized.

In 2001, the International Association of Butterfly Exhibitions (IABE) was established to advance the international butterfly exhibition industry through representation, communication, education, and marketing.

In 2008, the association officially welcomed butterfly farmers and suppliers to the organization and was renamed the International Association of Butterfly Exhibitors and Suppliers (IABES).

 

Michael Buckman
Michael Buckman President
Callaway Gardens, Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center
18718 US Hwy 27
Pine Mountain, GA 31822 USA
Phone: +1 706 6635017
Louwerens-Jan Nederlof
Louwerens-Jan Nederlof Vice-President
Royal Rotterdam Zoological and Botanical Gardens
Blijdorplaan 8
3041 JG Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 44 131663932
Jacob Olander
Jacob Olander Treasurer
Heliconius Butterfly Works
E16-213 Calle B
EC1701 Quito
Ecuador
Phone: +593 2 2451671
We are dedicated!
IABES Board of Directors 2016