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

21 hours 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
21 hours ago
Thanks to everyone that joined us last week for our Creative 'Virtual Ark' Workshops with @Origin010. Don't worry if you missed them. You can still catch up @InnovIsolation https://t.co/hnmhLiEXkb #ARKS21stCentury #ISSF3 @wellcometrust @CUBLSResearch @CUBiosciences @MolEcolCU
2 days ago
Happy #WorldElephantDay Everyone! 🐘

Follow our Instagram account for more posts and updates!

https://t.co/avNu88HfJU
4 days ago
Congratulations to @isadora_sinha & Matt Pridgeon! Both worked with our @MolEcolCU team developing genetic methods for hedgehog studies. Isadora received an offer to conduct her PhD studies @cardiffuni & Matt received a First-Honours Degree from @CUBiosciences #frozenarkfamily🥳 https://t.co/jvHqxW03RV

FACEBOOK FEED

Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark21 hours ago
Please keep SENDING us photos of your ART (animal and ARK models and drawings) to info@frozenark.org, or tag us and use #ARKS21stCentury on social media! We need your creations to design our virtual reality experience. Please provide your name and age as ALL of your ART will be properly credited.

#ARKS21stCentury #ISSF3 Wellcome Trust Cardiff University School of Biosciences #biobanking #conservation #endangeredspecies #art #science
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Frozen Ark22 hours ago
Thanks to everyone that joined us last week for our Creative Workshops with artist Paul Evans. If you missed them, don't worry you can catch up on the Innovation in Isolation YouTube Channel.

Find out about more about The Frozen Ark, get tips from Paul on how to make your animals - and thoughts on how to design your own 'Arkitectural Models'.

There's lots more fun to be had designing your ‘Virtual Ark’!

Please keep SENDING us photos of your ART (animal and ARK models and drawings) to info@frozenark.org, or tag us and use #ARKS21stCentury on social media! We need your creations to design our virtual reality experience. Please provide your name and age as ALL of your ART will be properly credited.

https://bit.ly/348hseD

#ARKS21stCentury #ISSF3 Wellcome Trust Cardiff University School of Biosciences #biobanking #conservation #endangeredspecies #art #science
Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark2 days ago
Happy #WorldElephantDay Everyone! 🐘

Follow our Instagram account for more posts and updates!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CDyO1LRgo0-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link
Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark4 days ago
And the excellent news keep coming! Both Isadora Sinha and
Matthew Pridgeon conducted research projects with our Cardiff team developing new genetic methods for hedgehog studies. This work was supported by the People's Trust for Endangered Species, the British Hedgehog Preservation Society, and the Ede & Ravenscroft scheme. Isadora has just received an official offer to conduct a PhD study in Medicine from Cardiff University and Matt achieved a First-Class Honours for his Biomedical Sciences degree at Cardiff University School of Biosciences. Congratulations both! And looking forward to continuing our collaboration to publish the results of your work. #frozenarkfamily 🥳🤩🦔
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Frozen Ark6 days ago
The Spanish shawl nudibranch (Flabellina iodinea) is a member of the aeolid group, meaning it steals stinging cell organelles from other animals © Joe Belanger/ Shutterstock

THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

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