The Concept Of 'NYAWA'

Ibrahim, Faridah Hanum and Qamaruz Zaman, Faridah (2012) The Concept Of 'NYAWA'. In: Nature's Yield and Wonders of Art (NYAWA). University Putra Malaysia, University Putra Malaysia, pp. 6-9. ISBN 9789673442980

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Abstract

NYAWA in the national language, Bahasa Malaysia, means life. NYAWA is the acronym for Nature’s Yield and Wonders of Art and is meant to depict nature’s bountiful yield i.e. biodiversity and its various functions. Biodiversity as defined in the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD, 1992) is the variety of all forms of life ranging from the species, the genes it contains and ecosystems. Article 13 of CBD on Public Education and Awareness states this as one of its activities: Promote and encourage understanding of the importance of, and the measures required for, the conservation of biological diversity, as well as its propagation through media, and the inclusion of these topics in educational programmes. Malaysia is one of the 12 megadiversity countries in the World with 15,000 plant species, 290 mammals, 150,000 invertebrates, with insects being the largest group (e.g. butterflies-1200 species, moths-12,000 species), and 8,000 fishes (Latiff, 2008).

Item Type:Book Section
Subject:Nature (Aesthetic) - Exhibitions
Subject:Fruit - Exhibitions
Subject:Art and Science - Exhibitions
Faculty or Institute:Putra Science Park
Publisher:University Putra Malaysia
ID Code:19871
Deposited By: Norhaliza Zainal
Deposited On:11 Oct 2012 03:53
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