The International Firefly Symposium 2014

The Selangor Declaration for the Conservation of Fireflies

Participants from 13 countries met at the Second International Firefly Symposium in Selangor, Malaysia from 2nd to 5th August 2010. They included experts in the fields of taxonomy, genetics, biology, behaviour, ecology and conservation of fireflies as well as members of government agencies, non-governmental organisations, educational institutions, corporations and the public. The theme of the symposium was ‘Firefly Conservation: From Science to Practice.’ The following declaration was made in conjunction with the symposium at the Third International Firefly Research Network Meeting on 5th August 2010:


In May 2014, Drs. Raphael De Cock and Sonny Wong conducted a survey titled “Firefly Conservation Status Questionnaire 2014” to determine the status of various issues related to fireflies and their conservation since The Selangor Declaration was drafted. Please click here to review the results of that survey. Drs. De Cock and Wong wish to thank survey respondents and hope to obtain more feedback from attendees at the 2014 International Firefly Symposium.


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