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

1 day 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
2 days ago
Happy Monday Everyone!

Can you solve our Frozen Ark themed picture sudoku? 🧐

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#sudoku #PictureSudoku #drawing #activity #games #sudokutime #science #sciencesudoku #sciencegames https://t.co/FAtjd0WfKN
4 days ago
Massive congratulations to @SarahJHarwood and @GeorginaRachelR , our PTY students from last year, who both achieved a First-Class Honours Degree from @CUBiosciences @cardiffuni and @UniofBath ! We couldn't be more proud! @MolEcolCU #frozenarkfamily https://t.co/uv0LJiXbQW
5 days ago
Check the full @llcmahler #podcast with our Trustee Dr Lisa Yon. From min 56, Lisa mentions our work and uses for biological material stored in UK animal #biobanks https://t.co/jndiFmKbve https://t.co/GFmZJ7bnmk

FACEBOOK FEED

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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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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
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For more of Paul's work, check out Chaos and Theory (2010), an animated sequence on 3 screens first exhibited as part of 'Origin010' with Human: https://vimeo.com/66910652
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Or his website:
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Innovation in Isolation
For more of Paul's work, check out Chaos and Theory (2010), an animated sequence on 3 screens first exhibited as part of 'Origin010' with Human: https://vimeo.com/66910652 @origin010 Or his website:
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Frozen Ark4 days ago
We are always, always proud of the students that choose to spend their placement year with us. Their work for the charity is invaluable and the friendship that remains once they leave to complete their studies will last for years to come. So it was with genuine happiness that we received the news that both Sarah Jane Harwood and Georgina Russell achieved a First-Class Honours Degree from Cardiff University School of Biosciences and University of Bath, respectively 🥳🤩. Massive Congratulations from all the team here at Frozen Ark. We wish you the best for your future career. #frozenarkfamily
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Frozen Ark5 days ago
Our Trustee Dr Lisa Yon speaks at length about the welfare of captive animals, and dives into the fascinating world of elephant intelligence and behaviour in Laura Mahler's Podcast. From Min 56:00, Lisa also mentions the work and uses for biological material stored in UK animal #biobanks #FrozenArk CryoArks EAZA biobank. Check it out! https://bit.ly/3kg9TrD
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Elephant Intelligence & Behaviour | with Dr Lisa Yon | PODCAST #3
Welcome to Laura Mahler's Podcast! This Week's Episode: Dr Lisa Yon is an expert in captive animal welfare and works to improve the lives of and our understa...
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12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

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