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

2 weeks ago
Sarah Harwood, our PTY based @UniofNottingham came back to do a summer placement with us @MolEcolCU @CUBiosciences looking at the demographic history of #blackrhinos. Thank you to @cardiffuni Careers & Employability and Ede & Ravenscroft Fund for supporting this placement! https://t.co/2yO3WWy8nw
3 weeks ago
This is Georgina's last day with us at the @CUBiosciences office. She worked incredibly hard and contributed to #FrozenArk and @cryoarks activities. We are very proud of what she has achieved this year and we wish her the best for her final year @UniofBath . #frozenarkfamily https://t.co/RpcLL440tu
3 weeks ago
"As fires ravage massive areas of the Amazon, the vital rainforest is nearing a “tipping point” in which a third of its ecosystem could be irreversibly decimated, experts have warned."

https://t.co/6YVvdo9clB https://t.co/luuftcu5hd
3 weeks ago
"Insect-based food 'better for pets than top steak'...Protix, a Dutch firm which claims to have the world’s biggest insect farm, estimates that compared with beef, insect-based foods use 2% of the land and 4% of the water per kg of protein."

https://t.co/kwvODbfhsj https://t.co/g0IpbVIstn

FACEBOOK FEED

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Introducing the super-rare flute squirrel.

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Introducing the super-rare flute squirrel. (BBC Earth)
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Frozen Ark shared a post.1 day ago
Extinction is not something just happening elsewhere. Species are disappearing from our backyards and local nature reserves, posing a very real threat to British biodiversity.
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"Concern in New Zealand that trend of taking photographs with penguins and other creatures is having impact on feeding, breeding and birth rates."

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Frozen Ark2 days ago
"It’s not the present Morrison government but Bob Hawke’s legacy, Landcare, showing leadership in replanting a denuded Australia. The networked national organisation of community-based groups does mobilise volunteers to assist land rehabilitation. It does plant trees. In the areas where their pilot scheme, Gardens for Wildlife, is running, they will even come to your home and advise how to turn what land you have into a working contribution to carbon capture and habitat extension."

http://bit.ly/2lOsl0P
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Frozen Ark shared a link.3 days ago
All Articles • Research Digital records of preserved plants and animals change how scientists explore the world 13th September 2019Add Comment There’s a whole world behind the scenes at natural history museums that most people never see. Museum collections house millions upon millions of dinosau...

THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

STORAGE FACILITIES
animals

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