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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.

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  • LIB, Research

    First discoveries from the Bioblitz on the Langen Tag der StadtNatur

    On Saturday, 18 June, we held a bioblitz at the Niendorfer Gehege and explored the local biodiversity.

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  • Press releases, Research

    Five new mouse species discovered in the mountain forests of Ecuador

    Previously only recorded as a single species, at least five additional new species are hiding under the name Chilomys instans.

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  • Press releases, Research

    What factors have facilitated the evolution of pelvic brooding?

    LIB researchers have studied the genetic basis of the complex reproductive strategy of pelvic brooding in rice fish.

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  • Research

    One fifth of the world’s reptile species are threatened with extinction

    For the first time, a study provides comprehensive assessment on the acute threat to turtles, crocodiles, lizards, snakes and tuataras.

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  • Knowledge Transfer, LIB, Press releases, Research

    Dr. Mariana Chuliver Pereyra receives the Margarethe Koenig Prize.

    The prize, which provides a fully independent year of research at the Museum Koenig, Bonn, is awarded by the LIB to promote young women in science.

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  • Press releases, Research

    New, possibly arboreal rice rat species discovered in Ecuador

    Rice rats of the rare genus Mindomys are little studied so far. Now a new species of this genus has been described.

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