THE FROZEN ARK PROJECT

Saving the DNA and viable cells of the worldʼs endangered species

WELCOME TO THE FROZEN ARK

The Frozen Ark Project strives towards a world where extinction rates are sustainable and not created by man. Where the beauty, splendour and practical solutions found in all species is noted and used by man for the good of mankind and for the good of all life on Earth.

 

OUR VISION

To safeguard the genetic material of endangered animals for their conservation and for the benefit of future generations.

OUR MISSION

To collect, preserve and conserve tissue, gametes, viable cells, and DNA of animal species facing extinction by providing infrastructure, expertise, partnership and coordination for endangered animal biobanking.

OUR AIMS

  • to facilitate and promote the conservation of tissue, cells and DNA from endangered animals;
  • to provide a portal where information can be accessed on samples already stored and available and where advice on biobanking for endangered species is provided;
  • to improve methods of collecting, storing, preserving and providing samples;
  • to make biological material available to help combat genetic erosion in conservation programmes;
  • to safeguard important genetic material for scientific research, for the advancement of knowledge and for the benefit of humankind;
  • to disseminate information about the current extinction crisis, its consequences for genetic biodiversity across the planet and on how genetic management of endangered species can help their fight for survival.

TWITTER FEED

9 hours ago
Life is imitating Art here in the Life Sciences building on a Monday morning. Anyone else feeling a bit...

#MondayMood #MondayVibes

@UniofNottingham @UoNLifeSci https://t.co/J0tHXaU9HS
10 hours ago
Amazing news! Should this be something that all schools participate in?

“With the climate emergency gaining in urgency, we need our children to be better informed about the planet and its depleting resources."

#extinctionisforever

https://t.co/Tq9LZeSczY
2 days ago
Have you signed up? A comfortable chair, tea, pen and a notebook and you are ready to take part. 🐦 #BigGardenBirdWatch https://t.co/yHefjxmZxj
3 days ago
Preparing for our training day at @NHM_London in a couple of weeks! How to conduct a collection inventory by @cryoarks ❄️ #PTYTwitterTakeover https://t.co/Er7C08Ffbz

FACEBOOK FEED

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Frozen Ark shared a post.3 hours ago
Still available on the BBC Radio Wales website if you missed it on Sunday morning. 👇
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Frozen Ark3 days ago
It's a 🦏 boy!!! 🥳

Folly Farm Adventure Park & Zoo #blackrhino #endangeredspecies
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Frozen Ark4 days ago
Amazing!
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Frozen Ark shared a post.4 days ago
Tune in this Sunday, 26th. Mike will be talking about the work he does with Frozen Ark and CryoArks.
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Frozen Ark1 week ago
The world is in trouble. Together we can make a difference. NHM declares planetary emergency.
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Frozen Ark shared a post.2 weeks ago
We are thrilled to welcome the newest member of the CZBG family! An okapi calf was born yesterday at 4pm and stood within 45 minutes. He/she is doing well, and Kuvua is being an excellent mom. This is Kuvua's third calf so she knows what to do. This video was taken about an hour after birth as the calf was getting the hang of standing and walking. Mom and calf will remain behind the scenes to bond until the weather is nice enough for them to explore their outdoor yard. Okapi are endangered so every birth is significant for the survival of their species.
Frozen Ark
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
We are thrilled to welcome the newest member of the CZBG family! An okapi calf was born yesterday at 4pm and stood within 45 minutes. He/she is doing well, and Kuvua is being an excellent mom. This is Kuvua's third calf so she knows what to do. This video was taken about an hour after birth as the calf was getting the hang of standing and walking. Mom and calf will remain behind the scenes to bond until the weather is nice enough for them to explore their outdoor yard. Okapi are endangered so every birth is significant for the survival of their species.

THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

STORAGE FACILITIES
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