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MyBIS took part in the exhibition held in conjunction with the 12th Heart of Borneo (HoB) Trilateral Meeting.

by Ajla Rafidah Baharom & Nurfarhana Hizan Binti Hijas

MyBIS team of FRIM Forest Biodiversity Division takes part in the exhibition held in conjunction with the 12th Heart of Borneo (HoB) Trilateral Meeting held in Miri, Sarawak.

The team promoted MyBIS’ role as Malaysia national biodiversity database as well as highlighting on its function and the variety of information available from the website. MyBIS website is a free website and can be accessed on different interfaces such as desktop, tablet and mobile phones. The application of MyBIS QR codes on materials such as the MyBIS book series enables users to get more information from the website. Recently, users can also use the mobile app ‘Telegram’ for species search by entering the related keyword on the MyBISbot.

Co-organised by the Ministry of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS) and Forest Department Sarawak, the event was officiated by the Minister of Water, Land and Natural Resources (KATS), YB Dr. Xavier Jayakumar. The opening ceremony was also attended by KATS Secretary-general, Dato' Dr. Tan Yew Chong; Sarawak State Legislative Assembly deputy speaker Dato Gerawat Gala and Assistant Minister of Urban Development, Land Administration and Environment, YB Datu Haji Len Talif Salleh; Sarawak Forest Director, Hamden Mohammad; participants and delegates from the governments of Brunei, Indonesia and Malaysia.

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