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[24.07.2018] A team of experts of the Ilia State University (Tbilisi,Georgia), the University of Bonn und the ZFMK analyses the variety of life in forests, that are less influenced by human beeings than in Germany. The work is done during a BioBlitz in Kintrishi (Georgia). Aim ist he better protection of species, that are threatened by the use of forests.
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[03.01.2018] The “Leibniz in Africa” initiative of the Leibniz Association is a gateway for researchers at Leibniz Institutes and at African research institutions who wish to deepen existing collaborations or initiate new ones. Contributions by ZFMK can be found on pages 28 and 31 of the brochure.
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[02.01.2018] Christmas and New Year opening times.
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[30.10.2017] Traffic disabilities and obstructions may occur on Saturdays, 4th an 4th of November 2017 due to the demonstrations during the world climate conference in the immediate vicinity of the Museum Koenig.
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[26.09.2017] Bonn in five minutes shows you the highlights of the city of Bonn, where also the Museum Koenig is presented.Enjoy the film:
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[12.07.2017] Spectrum: Snake Special - Python, Viper, Anaconda & CoA visit of the Drachenwelt Reptile Park in the Rhine Valley and a talk to the "snake man" Dennis Rödder at the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig - Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity. Some topics are: why do we need the collections? How is climate change affecting the snakes? And what about a meeting with a 54 yeras old python.
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[31.05.2017] On Wednesday, 31st of May, the museum closes between noon (12:00) and 4 pm
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[23.05.2017] Two species of giant pill-millipedes, newly described from shrinking rainforest fragments in northern Madagascar show the importance of the sustainable use of isolated small forest patches in the tropics. The two new species were described with the help of micro-CT imaging and genetic barcoding. This is the first time these cutting-edge technologies helped in the description of millipedes from Madagascar.
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[22.05.2017] The angel shark family (Squatinidae) is the second most threatened group of sharks and rays in the world. The Angelshark (Squatina squatina) was once widespread throughout the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea, however it has now almost disappeared throughout its natural range, mainly due to overfishing. Today, the Canary Islands is the last refuge for the Angelshark, but here too they are under threat. One key factor preventing effective conservation is lack of detailed scientific information about their ecology.
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[05.05.2017] Angelsharks have been eliminated throughout much of their historical range over the past century and are now listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species . However, the Angelshark is still frequently encountered in the Canary Islands, giving hope that this species can be saved from extinction.
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