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 week ago
The Siamang gibbon is another #FrozenArkSpecies in our Nottingham biobank. Unlike other gibbon species Siamangs have opposable big thumbs, allowing them to carry items both in their feet and hands helping them move through trees.

@UniofNottingham @MolEcolCU https://t.co/5q80VU1xDd
1 week ago
It's #WhoopingCraneDay today and we want to celebrate these birds and their recovery from the edge of extinction. Through careful conservation efforts their population has started to recover in the last few decades.

Find out more about them here: https://t.co/AQDH2GBlml https://t.co/0wTMXE9Dyi

FACEBOOK FEED

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Frozen Ark4 hours ago
Happy World Environment Day 2020! Here are some stunning photos of the biodiversity here in the UK to remind us why it's so vital we preserve it!
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Frozen Ark1 week ago
The Siamang gibbon is another #FrozenArkSpecies in our Nottingham biobank. Unlike other gibbon species Siamangs have opposable big thumbs, allowing them to carry items both in their feet and hands helping them move through trees.

University of Nottingham Cardiff University School of Biosciences
Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark1 week ago
It's #WhoopingCraneDay today and we want to celebrate these birds and their recovery from the edge of extinction. Through careful conservation efforts their population has started to recover in the last few decades.

Find out more about them here: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/w/whooping-crane/
Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark1 week ago
It's #WorldOtterDay and we want to show you another #FrozenArkSpecies in our Nottingham biobank, the Asian small-clawed otter. They live throughout South East Asia and are known to share their habitat with the Eurasian, smooth-coated and hairy nosed otter species.

University of Nottingham Cardiff University School of Biosciences
Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark1 week ago

THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

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