The following information contains the legally required information on provider identification as well as important legal information on the Internet presence of the GAIA Initiative. The GAIA Initiative is located at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.


Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Alfred-Kowalke-Straße 17
10315 Berlin

Postal address
Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW) in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V.
Alfred-Kowalke-Str. 17
10315 Berlin
Phone: +49(0)30 51680
Fax: +49(0)30 5126104

Editorial office
Jan Zwilling, Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (Leibniz-IZW)

Phone: +49(0)30 5168121
Fax: +49(0)30 5126104
Email: zwilling@izw-berlin.de

Register of Associations
Forschungsverbund Berlin is entered in the Register of Associations of Amtsgericht Berlin-Charlottenburg (Berlin-Charlottenburg Local Court) under Register Number VR 12174 B.

Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. is represented by the Managing Director Dr. Nicole Münnich together with Executive Board Spokesman and, in the event of transactions pertaining to a specific institute, with the Director of the institute concerned.

VAT ID number
The VAT ID number of Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. is: DE 136785011.

Legal information about form of organisation
Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. acts as an umbrella for seven scientifically independent institutes.

Legal information about liability
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Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. shall not be liable for damage of a tangible or intangible nature cause directly or indirectly by the use or non-use of the information presented, or by the use of erroneous or incomplete information, unless it can be proven that it acted deliberately or with gross negligence. The same applies to the software available for downloading free of charge.

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Liability for “external content” that may arise from direct or indirect links to other providers shall only be applicable in the event of positive knowledge of illegal or criminal content. “External content” is marked accordingly. Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. has no influence on “external content”, and shall not adopt such content as its own. Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. has no positive knowledge of any illegal or offensive content on external providers’ linked pages. Should external providers’ linked pages contain illegal or offensive contents nonetheless, Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. expressly disassociates itself from such content.

Legal information about copyright
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Responsible editors
The editors responsible for the website of Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. within the meaning of the German Telemedia Act are Managing Director Dr. Nicole Münnich for non-scientific content and the Directors of the respective institutes for scientific content.