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UPM organises FBCM2023, discusses biodiversity research in Malaysia

By: Noor Eszereen Juferi
Photo By: Saleha Haron

SERDANG, 2 March – The International Institute of Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences (I-AQUAS), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), organised the Future of Biodiversity Collections in Malaysia Conference and Workshop (FBCM2023) to mainly discuss biodiversity research in Malaysia.

UPM Vice-Chancellor, Dato' Prof. Dr. Mohd Roslan Sulaiman, said this is a platform for researchers to share and establish a strong, future network for biodiversity research in the country.

"I believe that the meetings and presentations with researchers in this field will shed light in identifying suitable methods to preserve the country's biodiversity," he said.

The director of I-AQUAS, UPM, Prof. Dr. Ahmad Zaharin Aris, said that the conference and workshop were organised to address issues related to the conservation and future of biodiversity in Malaysia.

"This conference has brought together various groups of experts and stakeholders to discuss critical issues related to biodiversity in research, education, conservation, and the challenges faced," he said.

In addition, during the closing ceremony of FBCM2023, Prof. Dr. Julia D. Sigwart presented on "How Museums Support Scientific Development."

Meanwhile, the conference was attended by 200 participants, and they consisted of representatives from universities, agencies, and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Malaysia and private collectors of biodiversity specimens.

Among research presented were the collection of biodiversity in Malaysia, and the workshop discussed critical issues on biodiversity and plans to establish National Biodiversity Museum in the country. – UPM

Date of Input: 07/03/2023 | Updated: 09/03/2023 | hairul_nizam


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