Asian malacofauna expert to visit in Butuan City

  • March 20, 2017
  • Venus L. Garcia

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 20 (PIA) – A world-renowned malacologist and biogeographer, with expertise in Southeast Asian malacofauna, Dr. Thomas von Rintelen of the Natural History Museum in Berlin, Germany will arrive in this city to give a talk on the existing knowledge of the distribution of freshwater snails and shrimps in the Caraga region and Mindanao.

The lecture-seminar on “Biodiversity and Origin of Southeast Asian Freshwater Snails and Shrimps” which is set on April 3, 2017, 10:00-11:15 a.m at the Audio Visual Room (AVR) 2 of FSUU, here, will be spearheaded by Father Saturnino Urios University (FSUU) Biodiversity Informatics and Research Center (BIRC).

“As an institution concerned with the protection of the environment and an advocate for social transformation, we also intend to hold the activity to provide a venue for discussions on significant social issues about the freshwater snails and shrimps present in the region,“ said Dr. Marites Sanguila, BIRC coordinator and professor.

No registration fee will be collected. “You may contact Elsie Perez at 085-342-1830 local 4022 for queries about the activity or send an email biodiversity@urios.edu.ph. We are expecting for your active participation,” added Sanguila. (VLG/PIA-Caraga)


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