By: C.W. Cheng and Lillian Lin
Taipei, Oct. 21 (CNA) The International Committee of Museums and
Collections of Natural History (ICOM-NATHIST) on Wednesday called on natural history museums to take action to conserve natural habitats and populations.
The call was made in a declaration released upon conclusion of the non-governmental organization’s 2015 conference in Taipei, which was attended by delegates from the Paris-based organization’s 30 regional and national committees Oct. 18-21. .
At the end of the four-day meeting, ICOM-NATHIST President Eric Dorfman said the Taipei declaration expressed the expectations and promises of the natural museums regarding biodiversity conservation. [FULL STORY]