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Movebank is a free, online database of animal tracking data hosted by the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior. We help animal tracking researchers to manage, share, protect, analyze and archive their data.


Introducing a new look, policies and features for 2020

Dear Movebank users,
We are pleased to announce several exciting changes at Movebank.

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  • 2.2 billion locations
  • 3.2 billion non-location events
  • 7,320 studies
  • 971 taxa
  • over 5,000 data owners

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