Conservation: plant (flora), animal (fauna), and wildlife, genetic resources for food and agriculture secured in either medium or long-term conservation facilities
Chukou Turtle Conservation Center
Aogu Wetland Waterfowl Conservation
Horticultural Technology Center
Fish Conservation Research Center
NCYU Insect Museum
National Chiayi University is one of the breeding centers for Taiwanese rice varieties and national treasure orchid varieties. In order to preserve the fine varieties of rice, the Department of Agronomy has cultivated nearly 5,000 square meters of rice fields for rice planting and the research of genetic breeding. The Taiwan International Orchid Exhibition is one of the three largest orchid exhibitions in the world and the second largest exporter of Phalaenopsis in the world. It has a global market share of more than 30% and an annual output value of over $200 million USD. NCYU is located in the core of Chiayi and Tainan, the main production areas of orchid industry in Taiwan and combines accurate and rational data with the experience value of the industry "Converting experience into science”. Not only providing orchid cultivation, but also industry-academia collaboration, the horticultural technology center provides serves as an orchid hybrid breeding provenance database to preserve excellent provenance. The faculty and students of the Department of Biological Resources at National Chiayi University have long been dedicated to ecological conservation. The Chukou Turtle Conservation Center, for instance, has made significant efforts in the conservation of both terrestrial and sea turtles, as well as in preserving the waterfowl habitats in the Aogu Wetlands.The establishment of the Fish Conservation Research Center is conducive to the research and perpetual preservation of native species and keeps the training of personnel. In addition, it restores the habitat and native species in streams in Chiayi area, and maintains its biodiversity. The Insect museum creates a field that actually comes into contact with insect ecology. The museum is divided into 5 area, scale-up insect models, rotating colorful butterfly columns, insect specimen display area, aquatic insects, and butterfly greenhouse gardens. The greenhouse garden has a unique circular shape and is constructed with medium and low-altitude primitive forests as habitats. There are up to 25 butterfly species and the plants required by caterpillars.
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