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105 Years of Natural History Research
We are continually documenting efforts done since 1908 by the university's men and women.Read more
Cave Biodiversity Research Program
Caves in the Philippines and the biodiversity they nurture and protect are still undocumented and yet to be fully known. We are leading the way to understand cave biodiversity in key sites so that they will be better used and protected.
Small Islands Biodiversity Research Program
Our more than 7,000 islands and islets are home to diverse communities of species yet to be studied. We are initiating studies which will help island communities appreciate their natural resources.
Integrated Biodiversity Exhibits
Promoting and educating the public on the Philippines' rich flora and fauna is one of our key goals. We are continually building on our collections and presenting them through our dioramas and exhibit displays.
This year, the UPLB Museum of Natural History (MNH) celebrates 40years of preserving Philippine natural heritage. In its opening celebration on Sept. 26 at the CAS Auditorium, the MNH looked back on its origins and history with some of its founding members and important personalities.
In his opening remarks, Dr. Juan Carlos T. Gonzalez, director of MNH, said that the MNH has come a long way from its humble beginnings. He also said that the Museum is continually undergoing changes to make the exhibits savvier.
- Jessa Jael S. Arana
- Published: 03 October 2016
The UPLB Museum of Natural History is very pleased to announce its Digital Photography Contest as part of its activities in its upcoming 40th Anniversary Week Celebrations from 26-30 September 2016. The MNH 40th Anniversary Photo Contest will have the theme “Celebrating Philippine Natural Heritage. Everyone currently in residence in the Philippines are eligible to join. For more details, continue reading on the contest guidelines.
- Florante Cruz
- Published: 01 September 2016
A new ground orchid has been named after Museum staff Mary Ann Cajano by a group of researchers from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand and the Philippines Biodiversity Conservation Foundation.
In a correspondence published in Phytotaxa (http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/phytotaxa.266.1.9), Pieter B. Pelser, Kim John S. Doble, Peter O'Byrne, Paul Ormerod and Julie F. Barcelona announced their discovery of a new species, Gastrodia cajanoae Barcelona & Pelser, which their group has documented in 2012, 2015 and 2016.
- Florante Cruz
- Published: 24 August 2016
The Museum of Natural History is now logging incoming service requests and clientele feedback with the use of a simple application accessible at the Director’s Office transaction desk.
Clients are now requested to file their requests only at the Director’s Office and not through the Museum’s different sections. All requests for services and technical assistance provided by the Museum should be submitted to the Director for appropriate action.
- Florante Cruz
- Published: 16 August 2016
There are more good things to come for the Museum, as the staff of Coca-cola FEMSA Philippines, Inc. – Canlubang Plant pledged to volunteer in the upkeep of the Hortorium starting with a tree-planting activity held this 13 August 2016.
Assisted by several staff and volunteers from the Museum of Natural History, around 20 employees of Coca-cola FEMSA planted 100 seedlings of indigenous dipterocarp tree species in selected areas inside the Hortorium. The seedlings, meanwhile, were donated by the Energy Development Corporation (EDC).
- Florante Cruz
- Published: 15 August 2016
Mosquitoes became the primary focus of discussion during the UPLB Museum of Natural History’s last Biodiversity Seminar by Majhalia M. Torno, a medical entomologist from the Research Institute for Tropical Medicine, Department of Science and Technology. The seminar was attended by almost 30 people, including delegates from the Texas A&M International University, at the MNH Conference Room on 06 July 2016.
“I would like my talk seminar to raise awareness, so that people would know that medical practitioners are also conducting studies on mosquitoes,” said Majhalia Torno as she talked on the significance of the topic and its importance to students. “Most of these topics are no longer tackled in classes anymore as the focus of entomology has been mostly on crop protection and not on these mosquitoes and their medical implications,” Torno added.
- James Jusayan
- Published: 11 July 2016