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
Thank you to the Martin Wills Wildlife Maintenance Trust for their generous grant of £2,000! #conservation #wildlife #environment #biobanking
3 days ago
Adders are Britain's only species of venomous snake. They avoid humans and only bite as a last resort. Their bite is usually not dangerous to humans. They are a protected species and it's illegal to kill them #WildlifeWednesday #snake #wildlife https://t.co/85OsRoBFK6
1 week ago
🥳🥳🥳Massive Congratulations to our students from last year @Laurie__Fabian , @JosieDJackson and @AndiBeazer , who just graduated from the @UniofBath . We couldn't be more proud! 👏👏👏

@MolEcolCU @CUBiosciences #frozenarkteam https://t.co/SDtVntzAGv

FACEBOOK FEED

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Frozen Ark shared a post.1 hour ago
Research suggests that 52% of the world’s turtles have eaten plastic waste.
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Frozen Ark5 hours ago
"The real victims of the palm oil industry are orangutans
Many people are lured to Indonesia and Malaysia because of the palm oil industry. But orangutans like Hope are the real victims, says Hannah Beech

When the air-gun pellets pierced Hope’s eyes, blinding her, she felt her way up the tree trunks, auburn-furred fingers searching out tropical fruit for sustenance.

By the end, Hope’s torso was slashed with deep lacerations. Multiple bones were broken. Seventy-four pellets were lodged in her body. Her months-old baby had been ripped away."

http://bit.ly/2XRaR1i
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Frozen Ark1 day ago
"The quandary of what to do with whale corpses has troubled coastal populations for decades and has inspired some novel methods for disposing of the behemoths. States have tried burying them on beaches, dumping them in landfills, sinking them at sea, and on one notable occasion that was caught on camera, blowing them up with dynamite, which sent rancid chunks of whale raining down on spectators."

http://bit.ly/2Y64sTR
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Frozen Ark1 day ago
26% of species assessed by the latest IUCN Red List of Threatened Species are threatened with extinction, and much of these declines are a result of human overexploitation :(.
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Frozen Ark2 days ago
Thank you to the Martin Wills Wildlife Maintenance Trust for their generous grant of £2,000.
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Frozen Ark2 days ago
There are only three native species of snake in Britain, with another non-native species. Of those, the adder is the only venomous snake, but its venom is usually not dangerous to humans and is only life-threatening to very young children, the ill, and the elderly. Nevertheless, they are reportedly going extinct in the UK because of the negative image of a 'deadly snake'
that the public has of them. Fortunately, they are a protected species and it is illegal to kill or injure adders. They are also a priority species under the UKBAP. #wildlifewednesday

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27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

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