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The International Rice Research Institute
IRRI Compound, Los Baňos, Laguna

The world’s most complete center for rice ( oryza sativa) research, education and development. The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)- has its headquarters and field laboratories adjacent to the College of Agriculture and its Experiment Station at Los Baños. Formally dedicated in February 1962, the Institute was funded by the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.



Museum of the Wildlife Collections of Dr. Dioscoro Rabor
College of Forestry, U.P. Los Baños

The museum showcases the personal collection of mammal and bird species of Dr. Dioscoro Rabor who has worked on various fields such of ichthyology, fisheries, mammalogy, herpetology, ornithology and ecology. However, it is in ornithology and mammalogy where he has made many important scientific contributions.



U. P. Los Baños (UPLB) Museum of Natural History.
UPLB Campus, Los Baňos, Laguna

The Museum of Natural History (MNH) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) is a center of documentation and is a repository of biological specimens for scientific reference. It is a center of research, information and education. The Museum has a diverse collection of more than 200,000 preserved Philippine animals, plants, cultures of living microorganisms and other biota that showcase the country’s rich biodiversity. It houses most of the priceless collections of birds and small mammals of the late Dr. Rabor. Further, it has in its Hortorium a diverse collection of living plants. The Museum is also actively involved in public education, through exhibits, lectures on biodiversity, taxonomy, biology and ecology of varied flora and fauna.



Entomology Museum
BioSci Bldg. UPLB Campus, Los Baňos, Laguna

The entomology museum features the different species of the insect world from the smallest bug to biggest moth.



IRRI Riceworld
IRRI Compound, Los Baňos, Laguna

The IRRI Riceworld is permanent exhibit of artifacts and implements on world-wide rice growing as well as a learning center about rice production research and its importance in global rice production.

A tour through Riceworld is to know the story of the rice intimately. It depicts the different ways rice is grown. The geographical zones where the rice is planted, the challenges involved in providing productivity, the problems associated with sustainable rice production in various ecosystems, the conservation of genetic diversity of rice and the potential benefits of research was envisioned and operated to respond to many challenges in sustainable rice production.

 

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