An exhibition on biodiversity of central Da Nang city kicked off at the city’s museum on May 22, which coincided with the International Day for Biological Diversity.

By displaying pictures, specimens and publications on indigenous endangered flora and fauna, typical medicinal and ornamental plants, and environment-themed films, the first-ever exhibition aims to give an alert on threatened species and raise public’s awareness in protecting the city’s biodiversity.

The exhibition, which is jointly organised by the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the Frankfurt Zoological Society from Germany and the Greenviet Biodiversity Conservation Centre, will last until June 5.

On the same day, in Hanoi, the Vietnam Environmental Administration under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment held an award ceremony for a photograph and logo design contest on the theme of Vietnam’s biodiversity.

The winners were chosen from 352 works of 140 authors across the country from March to April, 2013. They include one first prize and four second prizes for each category, two third prizes for the photography category and four consolation prizes.

On this occasion, the organising board launched a cycling activity in response to the International Day for Biological Diversity.-VNA