This gallery features some noteworthy freshwater wetlands in the country and unique species of plants and animals associated to freshwater ecosystems in the form of preserved specimens, videos, photographs and models. One of a kind specimens that we exhibited here are the Kabauing-bauing Isoetes philippinensis – a species of freshwater plant found only in Lanao Province, Mindanao and nowhere else and the Bucal freshwater crab Sundathelphusa sp. – a newly described species of freshwater crab in Luzon.
Sixteen (16) graphic panels are also installed in this gallery which showcase freshwater ecosystems, conservation activities, species and habitats. This gallery also highlights the Philippine crocodile Crocodylus mindorensis and Philippine duck Anas luzonica which are both unique to the country’s freshwater wetlands.
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