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.
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.
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.
Treasure of the month: A rare and small giant among wasps
Through the „German Barcode of Life“ (GBOL) project, research is once again focusing on the parasitoid wasp species Aspicera forshzarai.
Treasure of the Month: the Kea, New Zealand’s inquisitive alpine parrot
Who expects parrots in snow and ice? In New Zealand, however, lives the only group of parrots in the world that is native to the mountains and has adapted to life at icy heights.