Current NEWS from the LIB cosmos
From newly discovered animal species to treasures of historical collections, from environmental changes to nature conservation in the Anthropocene, from the opening of a special exhibition to a panel discussion: you will find all the latest information here. We also offer current press releases for download in the press area.
Global database connects collections from the world’s 73 largest natural history museums
With their 15 million objects the scientific collections of the LIB are now part of a global database of the world’s largest natural history museums.
Our Treasure of the Month: Wallace’s Golden Birdwing
This month, we will take a closer look at the specimen in our collection and commemorate its namesake on his 200th birthday celebration.
Treasure of the month: Three alien land snails
Land snails are generally not famous for getting quickly from A to B. Nevertheless, we humans often unintentionally ensure that some species can travel very long distances and spread in a foreign country.
Our treasure of the month bears a great name
Our treasure, Seminemacheilus attalicus, was named after the Attalid king Attalos.
Our Treasure of the Month: a Collection from the Underworld
A collection of more than 10,000 small living creatures collected in groundwater and interstitial systems of Germany and other places around the world.
Our Treasure of the Month: The Sand Earwig
Our treasure of the month is the largest earwig living in Germany: the sand earwig.