The journeys of hoverflies

July 18, 2019

Life on Earth is in continuous movement. Many animal species migrate seasonally from winter to summer habitats. These include numerous insects, and, according to the latest findings, also hoverflies ...

Icarus is switched on

July 08, 2019

The German-Russian observation system for animal movements, Icarus, will go into operation on 10 July 2019. In the subsequent test phase, the Icarus engineers and scientists will check the system ...

Hunting fruit bats also harms humans

May 27, 2019

The graphic is based on a study by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell. Among other things, the researchers have calculated the financial value of a colony of palm ...

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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