Climate Change exhibition opens at Darwin Museum

Climate Change exhibition opens at Darwin Museum

1 February 2012

On January 31, 2012, an exhibition entitled Climate Change opened at the State Darwin Museum. The organisers of the exhibition are the State Darwin Museum, the Wrangel Island state nature reserve, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and the Russian Academy of Sciences' Standing Expedition to study animals included in the Russian Red List of Endangered Species and Other Especially Important Animals of the Russian Fauna.


It is now generally acknowledged that the global climate is experiencing dramatic changes as a result of human activities. Increasing air temperatures caused by air pollution has become the most harmful factor for ecosystems over the past 10 years, especially for marine and Arctic ecosystems.


"What action do we need to take today to ensure that the Earth will be livable tomorrow?" This question is being considered at the Climate Change exhibition.


The exhibition allows visitors to travel to the harsh world of the Ice Age, to learn about the famous greenhouse effect and to see how polar bears, white whales, walruses and seals are experiencing the warming Arctic. Photos and data from expeditions will be displayed, as well as unique items from the Darwin Museum's collections, including a cave bear skeleton, a woolly rhinoceros skull and many other items.


Visitors will learn about aerial studies of sea animals under the White Whale and Polar Bear programmes by trying out the special equipment provided by the Standing Expedition of the Russian Academy of Sciences.


The exhibition will run until April 1, 2012.