The Zoological Museum Alexander Koenig in Bonn, Germany has received the award 'Ort des Fortschritts' (site of progress) by the North Rhine-Westphalian research ministry. This award recognizes the work of the Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity especially for coordinating and leading the German Barcode of Life Project (GBOL).
The North Rhine-Westphalian research minister Svenja Schulze says: Museum Koenig is a perfect match for this award that stands for sustainable research in Europe. The accumulated knowledge will help us to conserve and sustain resources for humanity. This is socio-relevant biological research that bridges fundamental research and application.
This price is awarded since 2011 and honors institutions or projects that combine Economy, Ecology and Society in an innovative way. Congratulations to the colleagues in Germany at large and specifically to the ones at the Museum Alexander Koenig.