Avian influenza: compulsory stabling in parts of Austria
From 5 December 2023, additional biosecurity measures (compulsory stabling) will apply in certain areas in Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria and Upper Austria until further notice.
Asian ladybirds: More offspring due to rising temperatures
In October/November, Asian ladybirds start looking for suitable winter quarters. They like houses, which can be a nuisance because they form large clusters for the winter.
Adaptation to climate change
Here you will find our information on adaptation to climate change, from soil to plants and animals to humans.
Antibiotics & antibiotic resistance
Antibiotics save many millions of lives every year. However, the increase in resistant pathogens poses a risk to human health.
Crimean-Congo fever is a viral disease that can be fatal. The virus has not yet reached us, but its main carrier has.
Avian influenza (bird flu)
Avian influenza is back: Since 25 October, the virus has been detected in two wild greylag geese and in a crane in an animal park.
The codling moth likes it warm
The codling moth is a rather inconspicuous small butterfly. Nevertheless, its caterpillars are the most important pests in apple growing.