Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW)

The IZW conducts wildlife research for conservation from a multidisciplinary perspective. We aim to understand key species’ evolutionary equipment, genetics, reproduction capacity, health and interaction with humans in the context of biodiversity loss and develop effective strategies for these species to cope with the massive and rapid environmental change of our time. We focus on wildlife biology and veterinary science, but also include data modelling, biostatistics, social sciences and other disciplines into our holistic approach for evidence-based species conservation. We conduct fundamental and applied research – from the molecular to the landscape level – in close dialogue with the public and stakeholders. Additionally, we are committed to unique and high-quality services for the scientific community.