Natural History Collections are crucial to study the diversity of life on our planet and to recognize changes in natural ecosystems. Yet, their value and the reasons why they should be curated and developed are not always well understood. For this reason, the Swiss Systematics Society has initiated the National Natural History Collections Day on 17 November 2018. Twenty-two institutions all over the country will open their doors to the public and show some of the 60 million specimens stored in Swiss collections.
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A leaflet about the importance of natural history collections is available from all participating organizations.
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