"As the expo's theme is 'Promoting Flora and Fauna to the Millennial Generation for Excellent Indonesia,' we hope that several millennials will visit the Nusantara Biodiversity Expo and partake in the preservation of animals and plants," Djati Witjaksono Hadi, spokesman of the Environmental Affairs and Forestry Ministry, stated here on Monday.
As the world's largest archipelagic nation, Indonesia has abundant species of plants and animals as well as a unique ecosystem.
Indonesia has over 25 thousand species of flowering plants, comprising 10 percent of the world's flowering plant species.
The country has also some 500 species of mammals, 600 species of reptiles, some 1,500 species of birds, some 270 species of amphibians, and over 2,500 species of fish, or constituting 45 percent of the world's fish species.
The younger generation should be aware of this country's biodiversity, so they can participate in the preservation and conservation of nature.
The exhibition is being held to mark National Flora and Fauna Day targeted at stepping up awareness among members of the younger generation over the need to preserve and protect the country's biodiversity.
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