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Earth observation through animals

Martin Wikelski's mission statement

Icarus

The first satellite-based program to investigate animal migration is scheduled to kick off in June 2017

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Animals on the move

Wild bears, elephants, tigers - many species roam the forests of Bhutan, which are already extinct elsewhere. The behaviour of these animals is hardly known. Follow Martin Wikelski of the Max Planck Insitute for Ornithology in Radolfzell, Germany, on his journey through this pristine environment (click on the youtube-icon for English subtitles).

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With the Animal Tracker App, you can follow the movements of wild animals all over the world that are being tracked in near-real time (Android)

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The animals of our planet are constantly in motion – some may fly, swim, or migrate thousands of kilometers; others move just a few hundred metres. They all have one thing in common, however: little is known about their journeys. Icarus should change this in the next years. By increasing our knowledge about animal migration, we can learn more about the state of our planet.
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