NY Museum of Natural History to Show Exhibit on Cuba’s Biodiversity


Experts from the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) announced yesterday that the institution is preparing an exhibit dedicated to Cub’s biodiversity for next year.

Exhibition curator Chris Raxworth told Prensa Latina that the exhibit will cover from the Pre-Columbian era until today, and most of the pieces to be exhibited will be assembled in the island and then moved to the United States.

The objective of the exhibition is to show Cuba’s rich biodiversity, since most people visiting the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) do not know about the country, its natural beauties and diverse endemism, considered one the largest in the Caribbean, he said.

Here you can find the world’s smallest bird and the biggest owl, those particularities are unknown. Besides, it is important that Cuba’s achievements in terms of conservation and organic agriculture are shown to the world, he added.

Raxworth is part of the expedition Explore-21, which along with researchers from the American Museum of Natural History and the Alejandro de Humbolt National Park are carrying out an inventory of vertebrates and invertebrates in eastern Cuba since last October 17th.

The exhibition should be open to the U.S. public in October 2016 and then it will be shown in the island.

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