Environmental research work has been carried out in the museum since its establishment and is one of the priority areas. Museum’s research data have been published in 81 scientific publications: articles, books. Museum cooperates with various scientific, educational and environmental institutions.
Laboratory of biological analysis
The Laboratory of Biological Analysis is one of the newest subdivision in the museum, established in 1986. The main aims of the laboratory are to gather morphological and other data, and to make detailed biological analysis of all received vertebrate animals. All information about living organisms is encoded in cells; therefore, the collection of wild animal tissues for genetic research was initiated about ten years ago. At present the tissue collection comprises about 1,300 specimens of mammal and bird tissue.