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

20 hours ago
#Biobanks are an important part of the race to halt the loss of #biodiversity. Proper curation of collected biological material means it can be used responsibly and sustainably for #conservation management and research. #InternationalBioDiversityDay https://t.co/7G4gy9h4UG
6 days ago
Extraordinary day yesterday! Rowena Somerville, author of the Silverfish Rap and other incredible poems, visited us @MolEcolCU @CUBiosciences . @JosieDJackson fulfilled her dream and we had the pleasure of listening Rowena "singing" the Silverfish Rap live #dontsteponthatearwig https://t.co/rxsk16S7wo
7 days ago
The exclusion zone around the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant has become a biodiversity hotspot for wildlife 33 years after the explosion in 1986. #conservation #humanimpact https://t.co/ptAaK1cJUW https://t.co/6iISLiJSKo
1 week ago
The Noble Chafer is a native UK #insect classed as #Vulnerable worldwide. They are threatened by the loss of deadwood from traditional orchards where they usually lay their eggs. They are a priority species from the #UKBAP #WildlifeWednesday https://t.co/yR40B8BKVC

FACEBOOK FEED

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Frozen Ark shared a post.19 hours ago
Today is International #BiodiversityDay, which reminds us that we urgently need to reduce our impact on the planet and need to work together to ensure nature thrives. #GBiKE community is working on this 🧬🌍🧬🐠🦏🦎🐝🌺🌿

Currently:
🌏75% of land environment & some 66% of the marine environment have been significantly altered by human actions
🌍 Around 1 million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction, many within decades, more than ever before in human history
🌏More than 1/3 of the world's land surface and nearly 75% of freshwater resources are used for crops or livestock
🌎 Between 100 million and 300 million people now face increased risk of floods and hurricanes because of loss of coastal habitats and protection
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Frozen Ark21 hours ago
Stag beetles are Britain's largest #beetle and can grow up to 7cm long. And despite their fearsome appearance, they are completely harmless to humans. The males use their pincers to 'joust' each other and throw competitors off trees. They eat buried dead wood like log piles, tree stumps and old fence posts. Unfortunately, due to the 'tidying' of wooded areas, there is less rotting wood available for the larvae to feed on making them an increasingly scarce species. #wildlifewednesday
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Frozen Ark shared a post.4 days ago
Meet the tiniest mouse in Wales and the entire UK! The harvest mouse weighs just 5 grams, the same as a 20p coin! 💚😍🐭🤗

#Springwatch
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BBC Springwatch
Meet the tiniest mouse in Wales and the entire UK! The harvest mouse weighs just 5 grams, the same as a 20p coin! 💚😍🐭🤗 #Springwatch
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Frozen Ark shared a link.4 days ago
Climate change is having an impact on British wildlife, say scientists mapping a deadly frog disease.
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Frozen Ark shared a post.5 days ago
National Dormouse Conference 2019! It's a must for all dormouse monitoring volunteers to learn more about hazel dormouse conservation & meet up with fellow wildlife enthusiasts. Talks from the country’s top experts & researchers to be announced! Book now: https://ptes.org/event/national-dormouse-conference-2019/
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Frozen Ark shared a post.5 days ago
Today is #EndangeredSpeciesDay. An estimated 75% of primates have declining populations, and 123 species are currently listed as "endangered" by the IUCN. Learn about some of the critically endangered great apes, and find out what you can do to help.

THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

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