First atlas of bird migration across three continents is launched

The Eurasian-African Bird Migration Atlas sets a milestone for more effective implementation of conservation measures more

Hannah Williams

Why a young scientist is on the search for Optimal Movement Theory more

Storks, Alejandro Onrubia

A pair of GPS studies brings clarity to a burning climate question: can wind turbines and migrating birds coexist? more

Data from space unveils a global view of animals on the move

By scaling up space-based tracking, an “internet of animals” can help us measure and mitigate change on the planet more

ICARUS antenna on the International Space Station

Greystone Books, Piper Verlag, and Scribe Publications announce nonfiction book by Martin Wikelski, the founder of ICARUS more

Solving animal tracking’s Big Data problem

The Movebank ecosystem of tools offers a one-stop-shop solution to storing, sharing, and making sense of the deluge of data generated by the animal tracking revolution more

“Our ignorance has serious consequences for species extinction.”

Walter Jetz and Martin Wikelski explain in an interview why species conservation receives less attention than climate protection more

How land birds cross the open ocean

Migrating birds choose routes with the best wind and uplift conditions, helping them to fly nonstop for hundreds of kilometers over the sea. more

Order of Merit for Martin Wikelski

At a ceremony in Radolfzell, Science Minister Theresia Bauer presented the Order of Merit of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the director of the Max Planck Institute for Animal Behavior. more

Red List Breeding Birds: Bird Deaths in Germany Continue

Scientists and bird conservationists call for a national rescue plan to stem the dramatic decline in breeding birds more

The fine nose of storks

The fine nose of storks

June 21, 2021

Smell leads storks to freshly mown meadows more

Mammals evolved big brains after big disasters

Largest study of its kind reveals the way relative brain size of mammals changed over the last 150 million years more

The Vertebrate Genomes Project: a new era of genome sequencing

16 new high-quality reference genomes from vertebrates are published, advancing comparative biology, conservation, and health research more

Daylength is an ultimate factor driving migration

Birds travelling to higher latitudes benefit from longer stretches of daytime activity more

Wing tags severely impair flight in African Cape Vultures

Study urges the use of leg bands for marking individuals instead of wing tags more

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