How can we stop the loss of biodiversity? Is a wolf dangerous? What caused Knut’s death? How to manage wildlife in a sustainable way? Why do elephants have a sixth toe?
Science for the benefit and welfare of the people, this is the claim of the Leibniz Association; a philosophy my colleagues and I from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) apply in the pursuit of new conservation relevant scientific discoveries. The Leibniz Association is one of the major research organisations in Germany with 89 research and service institutions.
The IZW communicates its scientific results to the wider public as citizens and appropriate interest groups should feel well-informed on why it is important to invest society’s money into research on the conservation of wildlife. The answer to this question is simple: To safeguard the future of people and secure a high standard of quality of life. Without the protection of functioning ecosystems where biodiversity is safeguarded, this will simply not be possible.
The IZW team welcomes anybody who is interested in biodiversity research and is happy to answer your questions.
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