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Ubon Ratchathani University Natural History Museum of Fisheries (UNMF)

Patcharin Jongjai     2021/02/23 ,     ( 400 views)  

The Faculty of Agriculture at UBU presented an aquatic animal exhibition of more than one hundred thousand specimens. This was in accordance with the royal program “Plant Genetic Conservation Project under the Royal Initiative of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn” at the Ubon Ratchathani University Natural History Museum of Fisheries (UNMF), on the 3rd floor of the Faculty of Agriculture building. These samples were collected from research and used for teaching and learning in the Fisheries Program. 
Dr. Chaiwut Grudpan, a lecturer in the Fisheries Program, was a researcher on the exhibit’s team which has collected the specimens since 2001. In particular, these were found at the fishery resource observation area in the Pak Moon Dam region, including a variety of fish species in Ubon Ratchathani, and through the program, the Conservation and Sustainable use of Biodiversity in the Mekong-Chaophraya Region: Conservation of Endangered Fishes in the Lower Mekong and the adjacent Thai-Mekong basin were also represented in this exhibition.  The sample zone consisted of an area of 117 square meters and 69.75 square meters. The live fish zone consisted of an area of 15.6 square meters and the big basin provided an area of 12 square meters. The laboratory had an area of 39.8 square meters which was used for poster presentation and sample exhibition and fisheries training. This exhibition may lead to the founding of a learning and training center in the future. 
Currently the Faculty of Agriculture provides Agriculture, Food Technology, and Fisheries Programs and with the goal of producing graduates according to the specifications of employers in the digital age, creating new programs to meet social requirements in the future and conforming to the National Strategy which includes work system development to increase staff capability in most every field. More information is available at the Faculty of Agriculture, UBU, telephone: 045-353500 or www.agri.ubu.ac.th               
English version by: Kanjana Manomai
Original (Thai) version by: Plern Wichaiwong
English revised by: James K. Powell II
Photos by: Plern Wichaiwong