El Condor Pasa

July 13, 2020

Weighing up to 15kilogram, the Andean condor flies up to five hours continuously without flapping its wings. How can a bird of this weight sustain flights of this length? An international team of ...

The sixth sense of animals: an early warning system for earthquakes?

July 03, 2020

Even today, nobody can reliably predict when and where an earthquake will occur. However, eyewitnesses have repeatedly reported that animals behave unusually before an earthquake. In an international ...

Covid-19 lockdown reveals human impact on wildlife

June 22, 2020

In an article, the leaders of a new global initiative explain how research during this devastating health crisis can inspire innovative strategies for sharing space on this increasingly crowded ...

Wildlife Observation from Space

Video August 16, 2018

Martin Wikelski and his team at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior are investigating the global migration of animals

Icarus – on the move with animals


he animals of our planet are constantly in motion – some may fly, swim, or migrate thousands of kilometers; others move just a few hundred metres. They all have one thing in common, however: little is known about their journeys

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