Indonesia is rich in biodiversity or the second after Brazil in the world. Samples of the biodiversity can be seen at UGM Biology Museum at Jl. Sultan Agung, Yogyakarta. The museum displays a collections of preserved specimens of flora and fauna from across Indonesia in addition to collections of grains and animal fossils.
“There are up to 4 thousands of aninamals and plants that are preserved being displayed here,” said Ida Suryani, staff from the Museum, on Thursday (17/11), explaining the numerous collections in the nine rooms.
Dean of Faculty of Biology UGM, Dr. Budi S Daryono, explained the Biology Museum UGM was one of facilities for the Faculty to introduce the biodiversity of Indonesia to the society. The Museum is expected to be the educational forum for society, especially on biology education.
“Indonesia is a country with a rich biodiversity. Through this museum the people can learn the biodiversity in the country,” said he. Not only that, the Museum tries to ask the young people to sustain the tropical biodiversity.
Budi Daryono hoped the Biology Museum can be one of centres of excellence for tropical biodiversity. He will develop the Museum through cooperations with many groups. The Museum will be designed to be an educational tourism.
"We will always improve the Museum so that it can serve as the window to information related to tropical biodiversity of Indonesia,” he said.
You can go to the Museum from Monday to Thursday at 8.00-16.00 hours, Friday at 8.00-15.00 hours.