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

19 hours ago
"Endangered animals have been sold on Facebook in the UK, a report has found, as a government minister condemns the practice."

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2 days ago
"9/11 tribute light beams at site of World Trade Centre attacks ‘endangering 160,000 birds a year'."

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2 weeks ago
Sarah Harwood, our PTY based @UniofNottingham came back to do a summer placement with us @MolEcolCU @CUBiosciences looking at the demographic history of #blackrhinos. Thank you to @cardiffuni Careers & Employability and Ede & Ravenscroft Fund for supporting this placement! https://t.co/2yO3WWy8nw

FACEBOOK FEED

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Frozen Ark shared a post.17 hours ago
People across the globe generally support conservation and saving wildlife, but a new survey has revealed knowledge gaps in subjects like extinction rates.
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Frozen Ark17 hours ago
“I started to learn what is happening in our world to them in real life, and that started to inspire me to think about the animals not as symbols for some abstract idea but as real creatures that we have with us now that maybe we won’t have with us in the future. If we don’t protect them now, we may lose many, many more species.”

http://bit.ly/2moqdgG
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Frozen Ark shared a post.18 hours ago
So cute....
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Save the Rhino International
Aren't rhino calves are pure joy to watch! 😍😍
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Frozen Ark19 hours ago
"Stoats may be small but they are excellent hunters (sharp-toothed stalkers, brazen nest-raiders) and this spells disaster for an island teeming with unsuspecting ground-nesting birdlife such as curlews, terns and hen harriers. The Orkney vole, a subspecies found nowhere else, is also thought to be facing Armageddon.

In response, Scottish Natural Heritage and RSPB Scotland have begun an eradication project: over five years, they will set 20,000 traps baited with fish, cat food and eggs. The first went down last summer, another 400 were laid on South Ronaldsay and Burray last month. Wanted posters hang in shops, libraries and ferry waiting rooms, with mugshots and an appeal for information: “Have you spotted a stoat?” They offer an email address to contact if you have."

http://bit.ly/2lQG733
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Frozen Ark shared a post.1 day ago
Southern ground hornbill (Bucorvo di Leadbeater)
📷: Tim Allen-Rowlandson
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Frozen Ark shared a link.2 days ago
All Articles • Features & Opinion Why the global Red List mislabels the risk to many species 18th September 2019Add Comment When we talk about how threatened animals or plants are, we will almost always reference their statuses on the Red List. Created by the International Union for Conservation o...

THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

STORAGE FACILITIES
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