Butterflies are critically endangered in Sri Lanka; therefore an environmental project based to protect butterflies was carried out by the Wild and Nature protection society with the Association of IUCN organization. This project was carried out among the schools with the participation of school nature clubs in 2008. Many students and teachers from various school nature clubs were involved in this project.

 This project was focused on butterflies and their food plants. Finally butterfly gardens were set up in each respective school in the island. Lectures, Discussions, Awareness programs on butterflies were also held prior to this project. During the project the best butterfly garden was selected from schools.

This project was carried out in 15 districts in Sri Lanka with the participation of over 100  schools, finally an awards ceremony was held in Colombo November, 2008, and the best butterfly gardens in each district was awarded with certificates. The Award ceremony was held under the patronage Mr. Udaya Gammanpila Chairman of Central Environment Authority of Sri Lanka. Some of the students participated for the project mange to share their views to Earth Lanka. Speaking to Earth Lanka R. Sudarshana Pradeep from Dombagahawela Kodayana Primary school Monaragala district stated that he was able to get more information about butterflies. Student from Mawathagama Central Udeshika Sandamali Abeygoonewardena said that she was able to get more experience from this project and she further said that she was motivated not only to protect environment  also to protect butterflies.  Earth Lanka hopes that this project will help to protect vanishing butterflies in Sri Lanka