Monday, August 20, 2007

Sarawak’s rich biodiversity offers promising opportunities

KUCHING - Sarawak's rich biodiversity and its multi-ethnic communities utilising the resources in the forests has resulted in a wealthy accumulation of knowledge on the state's flora and fauna.

This offers promising opportunities for scientific discoveries, said Chief Minister Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud at the 2007 Sarawak Nepenthes (Pitch Plant) Summit welcoming dinner here on Saturday night.

"There are untouched territories waiting to be discovered, thus, we look forward to welcoming more scientists and experts to Sarawak to collaborate with us in our various conservation and research projects," he said in his speech read by his deputy Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Alfred Jabu.

He added that many scientists had carried out their research and have not been disappointed. He hoped that many others would follow suit.

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