Our milestones

Selection of our major achievements and accomplishments by individual years


Why are we called Machaon?

The name Machaon is for us very symbolic. In the Greek mythology, Machaon was a brave warrior and skillful surgeon. It is also used in Latin (French, Russian) for naming a beautiful eye-catching butterfly species – Yellow Swallowtail. On one hand, this delicate creature symbolizes fragility of world’s wildlife; on the other hand, as an ancient Chinese proverb reads, the flapping of the wings of a butterfly can be felt on the other side of the world. Machaon International as an organization epitomizes the flapping of butterfly wings. We believe our small actions could generate positive changes and make a lasting contribution to nature conservation.