International Day for Biodiversity Celebrated at Geology Museum
19:53 May 22, 2012
May 22 is the International Day for Biodiversity. The Association of Young Biologists celebrated this day at the Geology Museum after Karapetyan at the Institute of National Academy of Sciences of Armenia. This place was selected on purpose. The museum was founded in 1937 based on Hovhannes Karapetyan’s collection, Honoured Scientist of the USSR, Professor. At the beginning the museum has 1410 items, while now the collection consists of 11,000 items, which are demonstrated in 6 sections: mineralogy, paleontology, petrography, natural resources, mineral waters of Armenia and natural monuments of Armenia.
The seminar held by the Association of Young Biologists and Yerevan Aarhus Cetner was dedicated to the extinct species red-listed in the Red Book of Armenia.