Brenton Blue Trust


The Brenton Blue Trust (BBT) was founded by Richard van Wyk in early 1997.


The Lepidopterists’ Society of Africa (LepSoc) (
The Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) (
The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) (
CapeNature (CN) (
The Western Cape Branch of LepSoc (WCB) (

Representatives of the Trustees

LepSoc – Ernest Pringle (Chair) ( 046 6850710
EWT – Dr Dave Edge (Treasurer) ( 044 3810014
WESSA – Lorna Watt (Secretary) ( 044 3810237
CN – Mbulelo Jacobs ( 082 8236481
WCB – Andrew Morton ( 021 7886100

Aims and Objectives of the BBT

  1. To prevent the extinction of the Brenton Blue butterfly
  2. To promote its establishment in its previous habitats
  3. To support efforts aimed at conserving habitats necessary for the survival of other Lepidoptera species, in the interests of preserving biological diversity
  4. To enlist the aid and service of individuals and organisations to raise funds on behalf of the BBT
  5. To promote nation-wide and international co-operation between individuals and organisations having aims similar to the BBT’s objectives
  6. In the furtherance of the objects of the Trust to seek representation on behalf of the Trust on such Executive Committees or Controlling Bodies of Societies and/or Organisations, be they private, public, governmental or otherwise, which tend to advance the objectives of the BBT
  7. To liaise and work in conjunction with any other bodies anywhere in the world with objects and/or aims affiliated or similar to those of the BBT
  8. To appoint suitable advisers
  9. To receive donations and bequests from any source whatsoever and without limitation as to area, in and outside of South Africa
  10. To work for and obtain capital for the purpose of carrying out and furtherance of these objects; and
  11. To raise funds to finance projects tending to advance the objectives of the BBT.


The principal donations to the BBT to date have been:

Nedcor Limited Purchased erf 442, Brenton on Sea and donated it to the BBT
The Habitat Council R 29 715 General funding
The Green Trust R 60 000 To fund research
WESSA R 6 000 To fund maintenance
WCB R 200 000 To fund conservation of Western Cape taxa
Private UK donor R 27 000 To fund research and conservation activities

Trust Deed

Annual Reports