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

17 hours ago
Very busy Saturday at the #Wonder festival. Extracting #DNA from strawberries was a very popular activity. Thanks to our student scientists who worked so hard to make the event a huge success! #publicengagement #biodiversitycrisis #frozenark #biobanking https://t.co/k1sNAnt8QV
4 days ago
We were very happy to be reunited with @AndiBeazer today. Andi was one of our Professional Training Year students last year and for his research project he looked at the impact of #preservation techniques on the quality/integrity of #DNA. @MolEcolCU @CUBiosciences #studentscience https://t.co/KAZi5a5orA
5 days ago
Protection for the extremely rare largetooth sawfish is being boosted by an agreement between Caribbean countries to add the species to Annex II of the SPAW Protocol. #conservation
https://t.co/IFAxKSBD5i https://t.co/tWj52O6T1O
6 days ago
Mountain Hares are Britain's only native species of hare. They are mainly found in the snowy Scottish uplands however efforts have been made to bring them back in Northern England and a small number can be found in the Peak District. #wildlifewednesday https://t.co/EbNihBCRtA

FACEBOOK FEED

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Frozen Ark shared a post.13 hours ago
Echidnas are unusual among mammals, laying eggs and producing milk for their young.

But echidnas might be more quirky than you think, with one particular feature confusing scientists in Europe when they saw one for the first time.
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Natural History Museum, London
Echidnas are unusual among mammals, laying eggs and producing milk for their young. But echidnas might be more quirky than you think, with one particular feature confusing scientists in Europe when they saw one for the first time.
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Frozen Ark is attending an event at University of Nottingham.2 days ago
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University of Nottingham
Very busy day at this amazing festival. Extracting dna from strawberries was a very popular activity. Thanks to our student scientists who worked so hard to make the event a huge success.
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Frozen Ark4 days ago
Guess who came to visit our team at Cardiff today? We were very happy to be reunited with Andi. Andi was one of our Professional Training Year students last year and for his research project he was looking at the impact of #preservation techniques on the quality and integrity of #DNA. He has now completed the final year of his degree at the University of Bath and we couldn't be more proud of his achievements. We wish you all the best for the next stage of your career Andi!

Rita Afonso Josie Jackson Mafalda Costa Georgina Russell

Cardiff University School of Biosciences
#biobanking #studentscience
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Frozen Ark shared a post.4 days ago
Come and check out our activities if you in Nottingham tomorrow.
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Frozen Ark5 days ago
Protection for the largetooth sawfish is being boosted by an agreement between Caribbean countries to add the species to Annex II of the Specially Protected Areas and Wildlife (SPAW) Protocol. This affords the species to the highest levels of protection, including banning the collection, possession or killing of the species, and prohibiting their commercial trade. The large sawfish was once widespread across the waters of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans, but is now extremely rare and on the brink of extinction. This agreement brings some hope for the species. #conservation #brinkofextinction http://bit.ly/2KFXZrO
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Frozen Ark6 days ago
Mountain Hares are Britain's only native species of hare with the brown hare and rabbit being introduced by the Romans. Their main populations are found in the Scottish highlands however efforts have been made to bring them back in Northern England and a small number can be found in the Peak District. #wildlifewednesday

THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

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