Archive of animal migration in the Arctic

November 05, 2020

Warmer winters, earlier springs, shrinking ice, and increased human development—the Arctic is undergoing dramatic changes that are impacting native animals. Researchers from around the world have now ...

Odors as navigational cues for pigeons

October 08, 2020

Odors are known to be essential for navigation during homeward orientation and migration of some bird species. Yet little was known about their chemical composition. An international team has now ...

Icarus starts first global research project

September 10, 2020

With the satellite-based animal monitoring system, researchers want to explore the collective knowledge of the animals on earth. The cooperation project of the Max Planck Society, the Russian space ...

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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