Thank You from Japan Specimen Rescue

February 13, 2012

November 28, 2011


On behalf of Japan Specimen Rescue, thank you for your support of Japanese museums damaged by the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011.  Japan Specimen Rescue is a long-term project to recover specimens from museums damaged in the affected area.  Recently, Japanese participants at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology presented the situation in Japan to the SVP membership and received an overwhelming response to our plight.  We would like to express our deepest gratitude to SVP members and to the Society. Through your generosity and warm support, we were able to raise more than $7000 at the meeting.


We pledge to all of our supporters that the fund will be properly used for museums in Japan affected by the earthquake and tsunami. We also consider it our responsibility to present up-to-date status reports of Japan Specimen Rescue at future SVP meetings and on the SVP website.

We hope that the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology and paleontological communities will continue to watch over affected museums fondly. 

Tomoyuki Ohashi
Yuri Kimura