Biologists are expressing concern for the preservation and appropriate curation of specimens held in the Museo de Historia Natural of San Marcos University in Lima, Peru.  On 19 November 2010, university officials are scheduled to consider plans to develop new space for the university’s graduate school and new facilities for the museum.  The problem, according to some scientists who are familiar with the process, is that the plans do not address the need for appropriate temporary space for the preservation and curation of the museum’s specimens.  Several scientific organizations, including NSC Alliance, have encouraged the President of the University of San Marcos to work closely with museum curators to ensure that no specimens are lost or damaged.

Letter from Natural Science Collections Alliance

Letter from American Society of Mammalogists

Letter from Museum of Texas Tech University