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 species that started it all. These Partula snails that are bred here @zsllondonzoo are extinct in the wild. The plight of these snails caused the founding of the Frozen Ark https://t.co/FU9A57glnk
1 week ago
Now that the meeting is finished for us PTY’s, we’ve been having a look around all the great animals @zsllondonzoo https://t.co/jfg6Wxatw7
1 week ago
In the Frozen Ark meeting now. Someone messed up the rooms so we’re all crammed in! #ptytwittertakeover https://t.co/WhlzB4MZaI

FACEBOOK FEED

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Frozen Ark shared a post.3 days ago
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Frozen Ark shared a post.6 days ago
The pangolin could go extinct before most people even know it exists.
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The pangolin could go extinct before most people even know it exists.
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Frozen Ark shared a post.7 days ago
#DarwinTreeOfLife, an ambitious project to sequence the genomes of all species of animals, plants, fungi and protozoa in the UK, has been given the funding to start its first phase 🦊 🦎 🐌 🌱 🕷️ 🦠
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Frozen Ark is at ZSL London Zoo.1 week ago
Great Frozen Ark meeting at London Zoo in the Bugs building, including a special behind the scenes visit to check out the iconic partula snails that are so important to the Ark.
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Frozen Ark1 week ago
It's #WildlifeWednesday everyone!! This is the Aldabran giant tortoise found on Islands throughout the Seychelles. Driven to near extinction by hunting their numbers have rebounded after the Aldabra atoll was declared a World Heritage site. #ptytwittertakeover
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Frozen Ark1 week ago
Happy Bonfire Night everyone!! While bonfires are great fun please check before you light them. Hedgehogs like to sleep in piles of dry leaves so take care before lighting them! Find out more at https://britishhedgehogs.org.uk/please-rememberhedgehogs-bonfire-night/ #ptytwittertakeover #BonfireNight

THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

STORAGE FACILITIES
animals

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