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

4 days ago
It's also #worldwildlifeconservationday which raises awareness of wildlife crime which threatens some our most iconic wildlife animals.
https://t.co/gbgcRBE5hs
#wildlife #conservation #wildlifecrime https://t.co/wV7eOVFzVu
4 days ago
Happy #internationalcheetahday ! Despite being the fastest land animal, our feline friend cannot run away from the destruction of its habitat. Find out about some of the amazing conservation work here: https://t.co/sGIyUASR0S
#cheetah #bigcat #conservation https://t.co/Oz1xVgfDPh
4 days ago
Happy #WildlifeWednesday everyone! The Sumatran Orangutan is listed as critically endangered by the @IUCNRedList, majorly due to the palm oil industry. However, a new baby Sumatran Orangutan was born at @chesterzoo last month! Follow the link to read more: https://t.co/cCpvIm3hY2 https://t.co/P6kjBuaSLs
5 days ago
"Genetic material curated by Frozen Ark and similar organizations globally can be used to determine which species are more susceptible to climate change, and to inform conservation work."

https://t.co/aVvByP9Sd0

words and illustrations : @rachael_uriarte https://t.co/GveTrWwY9K

FACEBOOK FEED

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Scientists at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) have preserved complex ovarian tissues in domestic cats above freezing temperatures by dehydrating them with the help of microwaves.
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Frozen Ark4 days ago
It's also World Wildlife Conservation Day! This day aims to raise awareness for some of our most iconic wild species that are the victims of wildlife crime.

https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/wildlife-conservation-day
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Frozen Ark4 days ago
Happy International Cheetah Day! Despite Cheetahs being the fastest land animal, they cannot run away from habitat destruction. Find out more about an amazing conservation effort here: http://www.cheetahandwilddog.org/
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Frozen Ark4 days ago
Happy #WildlifeWednesday everyone!

The Sumatran Orangutan is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, majorly due to the palm oil industry. IT’S NOT ALL DOOM & GLOOM: a new baby Sumatran Orangutan was born at Chester Zoo last month, which is a huge success story for the endangered primates. Follow the link to read more about Sumis, her new baby and Sumatran Orangutan conservation.

http://bit.ly/34KhbMh
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Frozen Ark6 days ago
Counting adders in Rockingham Forest - Adders are in widespread decline across the UK and it is predicted they could be extinct within 20 years.

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~5000

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~48000

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