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.
Faces of the LIB: Karsten Stehr
Karsten Stehr has a mission: he wants to get young people excited about species knowledge. In this way, they can help to protect nature.
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.
Scientists discover giant insect genome
The largest genome of any insect, seven times the size of the human genome, was recently discovered in a grasshopper.
The Whinchat moves to the Hamburg Museum of Nature
This year, as in 1987, we honour the Whinchat and at the same time want to draw attention to the threats to our Bird of the Year 2023 with our showcase.
International Women’s Day 2023
Today, we would like to commemorate the International Women’s Day by introducing 34 of our female staff members at the Leibniz Institute for the Analysis of Biodiversity Change (LIB).