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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.


Updates to improve account management

Dear Movebank users,
We have improved the Movebank login procedure and the account managment.

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Tracking data

Explore animal movements on our interactive map.

  • 2.4 billion locations
  • 3.1 billion other sensor records
  • 5,915 studies
  • 1,025 taxa
  • 3,000 data owners

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