A museum in a province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam has opened a large room exhibiting ‘evidence’ of deforestation to raise people’s awareness of protecting forest ecosystems.
In Vietnam’s Central Highlands, museum exhibits ‘evidence’ to remind people of forest preservation
Tuoi Tre News
Updated : 05/07/2016 16:29 GMT + 7
The Dak Lak Museum in Buon Ma Thuot City, Dak Lak Province, has devoted a huge section to showcasing heads of extinct animals, endangered species, deforestation footage, and more in order to urge people to preserve the country’s forests, according to the head of the museum.
The section also features real tools and models, utilized for hunting animals and cutting wood, including transport vehicles, circular saws, and the like, news site Dak Lak said.
H’Loan Adrong, curator of the museum, said that the ‘evidence’ section is located in the biodiversity hall, with all information presented in French, English, Vietnamese, and Rade, an ethnic language.
The section is meant to raise people’s awareness of protecting the environment from threats of forest exploitation, including hunting wild animals, cutting wood, taking forest land for agriculture, and more, the curator added.
Bui Thi Ngoc Thuy, guide of the museum, said, “Some people have never known a bison or a boar until I show them these endangered animals’ heads.”
“We must not hunt wild animals,” a group of over 100 students in fourth and fifth grade from a local school said during their visit on Friday when being asked by Thuy what they should do to protect rare species.
“Forest helps us save water and keep the environment clean, so these types of behavior are against the law,” Thuy said to the kids when pointing at photos showing wood-cutting acts and deforestation.
The museum, opened to the public in November 2011, features three halls of exhibition, including History, People, and Biodiversity