Bats on the rise

February 04, 2021

Bats are the only mammals that can actively fly. Some species travel over one hundred kilometres on their nocturnal excursions in search of food. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Animal ...

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 ...

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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