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January 21, 2020

Varsity gets Bio Museum

Dr Sanei Ichikawa from Japan Wildlife Research Centre delivers the speech at the opening ceremony of Bio Museum at the University of Forestry and Environmental Science (Yezin) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Dr Sanei Ichikawa from Japan Wildlife Research Centre delivers the speech at the opening ceremony of Bio Museum at the University of Forestry and Environmental Science (Yezin) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

A Bio Museum was inaugurated yesterday at the University of Forestry and Environmental Science (Yezin) in Nay Pyi Taw’s Zeyarthiri Township.
Jointly established by the university and the Japan Wildlife Research Centre (JWRC), the museum was formally opened by the acting rector of the university, Dr. San Win, and Dr. Sanei Ichikawa of the JWRC.
“The purpose of establishing this museum is to motivate students to carry out biodiversity conservation,” said Dr. San Win.
The idea of establishing the research museum came after a survey showed that youths are growing less interested in conservation of biodiversity as they cannot easily access equipment for conducting research on the subject, he added.
The Convention on Biodiversity in 1998 also reflected this fact, he said.
The UFES (Yezin) and JWRC have jointly produced over 20 objects for doing research on biodiversity.
The University is also collaborating with seven foreign institutions, including Kyoto University, Himalayan University Consortium (HUC), University of Sustainable Development, and the University of Forestry of Viet Nam. — Zin Oo (Myanma Alin)

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