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Celebrating 175 years of a passion for optics!

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ZEISS has been developing optical devices that are specifically designed to meet the needs of our customers since the company was founded 175 years ago. Carl Zeiss, Ernst Abbe, and Otto Schott were three visionaries who changed the world with their achievements in the field of optics. Ultimately, they laid the foundations for all of the technologies that are still used in binoculars and spotting scopes around the world today. It is this innovative spirit that has inspired all of the developments at ZEISS from the very beginning and makes the company a technological pioneer even after 175 years.

Read more about the historical development in our blog article series: ZEISS Nature Blog

Join in the celebration and receive a free gift! Find out more here: 175 years Promotion

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Securing the wintering grounds of the Endangered Spotted Greenshank (Tringa guttifer)

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Photo: Gim Cheong Tan

Now here is a fascinating migratory bird that has really caught our attention. Not only is it one of the world’s most threatened shore birds, it is also the only one to build its nests in trees!

Spotted Greenshank (Tringa guttifer) is listed as ‘Endangered’ on the IUCN Red List, with the remaining global population estimated at approximately 1,500 individuals. It currently faces an ongoing decline, driven principally by habitat loss and degradation, at unprotected non-breeding sites.

Read more in our latest blog article: ZEISS Nature Blog

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ZEISS engages sponsorship with Birdability

New organization promotes inclusion and access for those with disabilities or health concerns.​

Through education, outreach and advocacy, Birdability works to ensure the birding community and the outdoors are welcoming, inclusive, safe and accessible for everybody. They focus on people with mobility challenges, blindness or low vision, chronic illness, intellectual or developmental disabilities, mental illness, and those who are neurodivergent, deaf or hard of hearing or who have other health concerns. In addition to current birders, Birdability strives to introduce birding to people with disabilities and other health concerns who are not yet birders, so they too can experience the joys of birding.

Besides financial support, ZEISS also provides different optics. Read more about the organization and our partnership in the ZEISS Nature Blog.

Photo: Melanie Furr

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ZEISS Virtual Event at the UNESCO International Day of Light

To celebrate the International Day of Light 16 May, ZEISS is hosting a series of talks from company experts intended for a broad audience on Sunday, 16 May. Learn how light enables a wide range of ZEISS technologies that shape day-to-day life.
Read more here: International Day of Light

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