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

2 weeks ago
Hard to watch, but absolutely a must-see 🌍 https://t.co/ZPG8SSWfwe
1 month ago
A recent report has found that the use of the seed-coating pesticides, neonicotinoids, has led to the rapid decline of bird species across North America with the US and Canada losing 29% of their birds since the 1970's.

https://t.co/713hiSMhYw
2 months ago
Two young beluga whale siblings, which were on display in an aquarium in Shanghai. Have been released into a sanctuary off the coast of Iceland. This is the first time in 10 years either of them have been in the sea.

https://t.co/46EOJjCHdv
2 months ago
Please keep SENDING us photos of your ART (animal/ARK models & drawings) to info @frozenark.org, or tag us and use #ARKS21stCentury on social media! We need your creations to design our #VirtualReality experience. Provide your name & age as ALL your ART will be properly credited. https://t.co/PJlWPz8VDX

FACEBOOK FEED

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Frozen Ark4 days ago
New blog post about #cryoarks on the Natural Sciences Collections Association website.

National Museums Scotland Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) Frozen Ark Natural History Museum, London University of Nottingham The University of Edinburgh The Roslin Institute Cardiff University Cardiff University School of Biosciences

https://bit.ly/36aJuqC
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Frozen Ark4 days ago
Frozen Ark are saddened to hear of the recent passing of eminent conservationist Professor Dame Georgina Mace – a leader in the fight against global biodiversity loss.

Georgina contributed to the concept and start up of The Frozen Ark, she was instrumental in developing the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species and also served as a Chair of the Red List Committee. She was a longstanding member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Steering Committee. This included, for example, supporting the development of the Red List Index as a global indicator of extinction risk, now used by the United Nations to track progress towards Sustainable Development Goal 15 and by many other institutions. She was also a key contributor to the development of methods for assessing climate change vulnerability for species, and a co-author of the Global Species Assessment.
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Frozen Ark4 days ago
What really happened to nature in 2020?
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Frozen Ark6 days ago
JAKARTA — Conservationists in Indonesia have reported the presence of two newborn Javan rhinoceros calves in the only place on Earth where the critically endangered species is still found, bringing its total population to 74. The calves — a female and a male that conservation officials have name...
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Frozen Ark2 weeks ago
"We are facing a crisis. One that has consequences for us all. It threatens our ability to feed ourselves, to control our climate. It even puts us at greater risk of pandemic diseases such as Covid-19,”

https://amp.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/18/dont-look-away-now-are-viewers-finally-ready-for-the-truth-about-nature-aoe?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium=&utm_source=Twitter&__twitter_impression=true
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Frozen Ark2 weeks ago
Incredibly difficult to watch, but it is very important everyone in the UK and around the world watches this.
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BBC Earth
“What happens next is up to every one of us.” – Sir David Attenborough #ExtinctionTheFacts

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THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

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