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

    Foundation stone laid for multinational research center in the Caucasus

    The freely accessible database is in place, the laboratory infrastructure is functioning. The Caucasus Barcode of Life (CaBOL) project has laid the foundation for a multinational research center in the Caucasus.

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  • Knowledge Transfer, LIB, Press releases

    In our new Escape game solve puzzles from the world of pollinators

    Transform a city into a livable environment for insects: Players can now immerse themselves in the fascinating and colorful world of “Project Pollination: A Buzzing Rescue“.

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  • Faces of the LIB, LIB

    Gesicht des LIB: Dennis Rödder

    As the curator of herpetology at the Museum Koenig Bonn, he is particularly fascinated by reptiles and amphibians. As a researcher, he has an eye for the big picture, which is why he is especially interested in the complex relationships in nature.

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  • LIB

    Statement of the Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany regarding the current situation in Israel

    The Alliance of Science Organisations in Germany expresses its deepest condolences for the victims of the terrorist attacks on Israel.

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  • Museums, Special exhibitions

    “Expedition Schneeleo” exhibition now at the Museum der Natur Hamburg

    Look a snow leopard in the eye, guess its voice, catch prey on a monitor: NABU’s “Expedition Snow Leopard” exhibition follows the endangered “Spirit of the Mountains” across snowy heights and rocky crevasses into its twelve range countries with a mix of analog and digital hands-on activities.

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  • LIB, Press releases, Research

    Trend that eyespots enlarge in butterflies

    Eye spots, color patterns that resemble the eyes of vertebrates, on butterfly wings are common in nature. A research team involving the LIB and researchers in Mexico, Brazil and the US, have now identified a trend towards fewer and bigger eyespots in a group of tropical butterflies in a DNA-based study.

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