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.

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22 hours ago
As the #RainforestTheme is coming to an end, we’re letting you choose the next theme! Vote in the comments below and the one with the most votes will be our next theme!

1. Desert
2. Mountain
3. Tundra
4. Savanna
5. Wetlands
22 hours ago
The brightly coloured mandrill is another #FrozenArkSpecies is our biobank. The largest monkey in the world, they live in groups which can reach up to 200 individuals as they roam throughout the jungles of equatorial Africa.

@UniofNottingham @MolEcolCU https://t.co/Cjr1rkTlfS

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As the #RainforestTheme is coming to an end, we’re letting you choose the next theme! Vote in the comments below and the one with the most votes will be our next theme!

1. Desert
2. Mountain
3. Tundra
4. Savanna
5. Wetlands
Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark22 hours ago
The brightly coloured mandrill is another #FrozenArkSpecies is our biobank. The largest monkey in the world, they live in groups which can reach up to 200 individuals as they roam throughout the jungles of equatorial Africa.

University of Nottingham Cardiff University School of Biosciences
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Frozen Ark2 days ago
The Bornean Orangutan another #FrozenArkSpecies in our Nottingham biobank. This Orangutan species is made up of three separate subspecies across the island of Borneo. This species is severely threatened by habitat loss and hunting.

University of Nottingham Cardiff University School of Biosciences
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Frozen Ark5 days ago
The Crowned Lemur, unique to Madagascar, is another #FrozenArkSpecies in our biobank. They typically live in groups of 5 or 6, although groups as large as 15 have been seen. Like many species in Madagascar they are threatened by habitat loss.

University of Nottingham Cardiff University School of Biosciences
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Frozen Ark5 days ago
Another #FrozenArkSpecies in our Nottingham biobank is the Green Sea Turtle. This species found across the globe isn't actually named for its shell colour, rather it is for the green fat deposits under its shell.

University of Nottingham Cardiff University School of Biosciences

THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

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