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 days ago
Happy #WorldOkapiDay from the Ark! One of our colleagues, Dave Stanton, extensively studied Okapi genetics and discovered that they are very genetically distinct and diverse, which is unusual for endangered species. Find the referred publication here: https://t.co/cVBdTtiLw3 https://t.co/uzH6C5JzoT
4 days ago
"Turtle doves are the UK’s fastest declining bird species and they are threatened with global extinction."
@SaveTurtleDoves
https://t.co/1pZUmeG3NG
#wildlifewednesday #turtledoves #conservation
Image by Takashi Yanagisawa from Pixabay https://t.co/xLWPur3ABP
6 days ago
We had a blast at #SuperScienceSaturday 🧬 at @Museum_Cardiff! We loved seeing the future generation of scientists be so excited about the things we do here at the Ark.

@thefrozenark https://t.co/l01koE4XHP

FACEBOOK FEED

Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark shared a post.8 hours ago
A HUGE congratulations to Lily Macfarlane who is the winner of our 'Young Persons' award for her stunning and very poignant short film - 'Nature's Vanishing Trick': https://vimeo.com/313623711
A must-watch!

Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust Wildscreen Festival National Lottery Heritage Fund #shortfilm
Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark2 days ago
Happy #WorldOkapiDay from the Ark! One of the oldest mammals on Earth, the endangered Okapi is under threat from increasing human impact. One of our Cardiff colleagues, Dave Stanton, extensively studied Okapi genetics and its evolutionary history. Dave and his team discovered that the Okapi is very genetically distinct and diverse, which is unusual for endangered species. Find the referred publication here: http://bit.ly/2pziIFm
Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark4 days ago
"Turtle doves are the UK’s fastest declining bird species and they are threatened with global extinction...Turtle doves are a vibrant, dainty species of dove (weighing in at around 140 grams) with a charismatic turrrturrr-ing call from which its name derives"
https://www.operationturtledove.org/
#wildlifewednesday
Image by Takashi Yanagisawa from Pixabay
Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark shared a post.5 days ago
In the wake of the #stateofnature2019 report, read about some good news for Britain's carnivores in VWT's blog 'A carnivore good news story' https://www.vwt.org.uk/blog/a-carnivore-good-news-story/
Photo: Robert Cruickshanks
Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark shared a link.5 days ago
News Round-Up IUCN calls for halt to species decline by 2030 14th October 2019Add Comment Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11 October 2019 (IUCN) – IUCN has issued an urgent call to massively scale up species conservation action in response to the escalating biodiversity crisis. The Abu Dhabi Call...
Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark shared a post.6 days ago
We had a blast at #SuperScienceSaturday 🧬 at Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd - National Museum Cardiff! We loved seeing the future generation of scientists be so excited about the things we do here at the Ark.

Check out our website to extract DNA from your own strawberries at home 🍓

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THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

STORAGE FACILITIES
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