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
The PTY's in both Cardiff and Nottingham have been busy this week with @CdfScienceFest and @NottsFOSAC teaching the masses about all things DNA, conservation and biobanking. Here's a behind the scenes of Tuesday in Nottingham.🧬

#ARKS21stCentury #FOSAC https://t.co/8wAyiapBIT
2 days ago
Thank you so much to everyone who visited #ARKS21stCentury during the @CdfScienceFest ! It was inspiring to see the full attention given to our team by so many of our younger audience, but also their excitement in sharing something back. #TwoWayEngagement #futurescientists #ISSF3 https://t.co/CSEKiXjNdN
2 days ago
In Part Nine of the interview between @MikeBruford and @DrJonesWales we hear about the various ways that the public can help Frozen Ark in our research and how to learn more about what we do.

Youtube: https://t.co/x4E7iKnMMI

Website: https://t.co/a0zqKIKHNZ https://t.co/OVY8JroJi5

FACEBOOK FEED

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Frozen Ark23 hours ago
📻Worth a listen! Podcast developed by our former PTY student Andrew Beazer & his colleagues at University of Bath for a Masters course.

Mentions #biodiversity #biobanking #conservation #research #frozenark San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy #frozenzoo Kew Gardens #MilleniumSeedBank Vincent Wildlife Trust Back from the Brink WWF UK📻

http://bit.ly/2PdH6q1
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Frozen Ark2 days ago
Thank you so much to everyone who visited us during the Cardiff Science Festival! It was inspiring to see the full attention given to our team by so many of our younger audience, but also their excitement in sharing something back. #TwoWayEngagement #futurescientists 🦏🐸🐵🐼🐝🕷🐢🐜🐆🐙🦞🐘🦔🦇🦅🧬🧫🧪❄️!

#ARKS21stCentury will be next at Amgueddfa Genedlaethol Caerdydd - National Museum Cardiff on the 16th of May with our #VirtualArk workshop delivered by artist Paul Evans. All welcome!

Keep an eye out for further event announcements.

Cardiff University School of Biosciences CryoArks #ISSF3 Wellcome Trust National Lottery Heritage Fund #cryosocieties
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Frozen Ark2 days ago
In part nine of the interview between Mike Bruford and Rhys Jones we hear about the various ways that the public can help Frozen Ark in our research and how to learn more about what we do.

Youtube: https://youtu.be/X9US4mFFTJU

Website: https://www.frozenark.org/resources/
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Get Involved (9 of 11)
An interview with the director of the Frozen Ark, Professor Mike Bruford and Rhys Jones 2019 To find out more visit our website - https://www.frozenark.org/ ...
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Frozen Ark3 days ago
Here in part eight of the interview between @MikeBruford and Rhys Jones, they give a bit of detail about the work being done by our team at Cardiff University.

Youtube: https://youtu.be/IWVgqgQFDu8

Website: https://www.frozenark.org/resources/
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Research at Cardiff University (8 of 11)
An interview with the director of the Frozen Ark, Professor Mike Bruford and Rhys Jones 2019 To find out more visit our website - https://www.frozenark.org/ ...
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Frozen Ark3 days ago
This week's #WildlifeWednesday is a reminder that Reindeer are not just for Christmas! 🦌

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/c/caribou/

#extinctionisforever
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Frozen Ark is with Danielle Ellis at Nottingham Festival of Science & Curiosity.4 days ago
Nottingham Festival of Science & Curiosity
We've had a great time at the Festival of Science and Curiosity. Here's Frozen Ark professional training year student Danielle showing a fascinated audience what makes a strawberry a strawberry #dna

THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

STORAGE FACILITIES
animals

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