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
Seeing as it is #BlueMonday , here is a positive from a recent natural disaster - “Already we are seeing positive examples of threatened species having survived the fires.”

https://t.co/m4W2TT3SQq

#extinctionisforever
5 days ago
Introducing our new “Extinction is Forever” t-shirt! Available in sizes S-XL, this t-shirt is made from 100% organic cotton. Available at: https://t.co/8HWqDhtdrU

#extinctionisforever https://t.co/XdAFXDkB9T
6 days ago
Practising our Strawberry DNA Extraction ready for @NottsFOSAC in a few weeks! Very messy but very fun.

#FOSAC #curiousnotts https://t.co/zhTyGszV14

FACEBOOK FEED

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Frozen Ark14 hours ago
The world is in trouble. Together we can make a difference. NHM declares planetary emergency.
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Frozen Ark shared a post.4 days ago
We are thrilled to welcome the newest member of the CZBG family! An okapi calf was born yesterday at 4pm and stood within 45 minutes. He/she is doing well, and Kuvua is being an excellent mom. This is Kuvua's third calf so she knows what to do. This video was taken about an hour after birth as the calf was getting the hang of standing and walking. Mom and calf will remain behind the scenes to bond until the weather is nice enough for them to explore their outdoor yard. Okapi are endangered so every birth is significant for the survival of their species.
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Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
We are thrilled to welcome the newest member of the CZBG family! An okapi calf was born yesterday at 4pm and stood within 45 minutes. He/she is doing well, and Kuvua is being an excellent mom. This is Kuvua's third calf so she knows what to do. This video was taken about an hour after birth as the calf was getting the hang of standing and walking. Mom and calf will remain behind the scenes to bond until the weather is nice enough for them to explore their outdoor yard. Okapi are endangered so every birth is significant for the survival of their species.
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Frozen Ark5 days ago
Introducing our new “Extinction is Forever” t-shirt! Available in sizes S-XL, this t-shirt is made from 100% organic cotton. Enjoy this unique design whilst helping the Frozen Ark to stop endangered species and their DNA from ‘falling off the face of the earth’. Available at: https://www.frozenark.org/shop/
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Frozen Ark shared a photo.5 days ago
Have you ever wondered *why* it is so valuable to monitor wildlife roadkill?

Good news, Project Splatter has summarised it in their new paper, "The value of monitoring wildlife roadkill", available now! 👇

#roadecology... See more
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Frozen Ark6 days ago
Happy #WildlifeWednesday everyone.

The endangered Red Panda is widely known for being something of an ‘escape artist’, according to the official care manual of The Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Kush, a Red Panda from the Isle of Man, escaped last week from Curraghs Wildlife Park for the second time in three months (who has now been found and returned safely)! Read more about Kush here: https://bbc.in/2Rc9ecY
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Frozen Ark6 days ago
Training session 2020! #microsatellites 🦔🐭🦎 #studentresearch #cryosocieties Cardiff University School of Biosciences

THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

STORAGE FACILITIES
animals

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