Paleontological findings sent from the U.S transferred to the Natural History MuseumSociety
Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Paleontological findings sent from the United States have been transferred to the Natural History Museum last week.
Thanks to constant collaboration of the Mongolian Government with the U.S. Ministry of Homeland Security and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Administration since 2016, Ambassador of Mongolia to the U.S. Yo.Otgonbayar and Representative of the U.S. Ministry of Homeland Security Mr. Robert Bartolo signed an Agreement on Return of the Precious Remains without Dispute on September 26, 2019.
As the agreement came into effect, ownership right of the fossil heritage or stolen remains of Protoceratops, Tarbosaurus bataar and Gobihadros dinosaurs transferred to Mongolia and the Mongolian Embassy in the Unites States organized safe transportation and delivery of the findings to Mongolia on a charter flight from the U.S. on June 24. A working group received the paleontological findings on June 30.
Bringing the illegally sold rare findings back to home has a great significance.The most important and primary basic information for paleontological study on these findings, including when and where the findings had been discovered and from which earth layer the findings had been excavated, are lost and now these facts should be defined and verified in compliance with international standards.