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

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"The IT industry has a carbon footprint the same size as the entire airline industry."

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2 days ago
"Ethical investors in the world’s largest producer of eucalyptus pulp may think they are helping the environment, but critics say their funding is doing the opposite or, at best, its green impact is negligible."

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3 days ago
"Goldsmiths, University of London has banned beef from its campuses part of a wider effort from the institution to reduce its carbon footprint."

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4 days ago
A United Nations report released last month warned that the world is heading for a “climate apartheid” scenario, “where the wealthy pay to escape overheating, hunger and conflict while the rest of the world is left to suffer”.

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FACEBOOK FEED

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Frozen Ark8 hours ago
"Plastic shards, beads and fibres were identified in more than 90 per cent of rainwater samples taken from across Colorado, including at more than 3,000 metres high in Rocky Mountain National Park, according to researchers from the US Geological Survey."

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Frozen Ark21 hours ago
"Laws about environmental protections after Brexit should be revealed by the government, 36 leading organisations including Greenpeace and RSPB have warned."

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"Increasingly frequent marine heatwaves can lead to the almost instant death of corals, scientists working on the Great Barrier Reef have found.

These episodes of unusually high water temperatures are - like heatwaves on land - associated with climate change."

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Frozen Ark2 days ago
“Gardening organically is incredibly important,” says Steel. “If you’re using pesticides and sprays, you’re basically removing a big food source, especially for birds, as they feed on small invertebrates.”

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Frozen Ark shared a post.3 days ago
Still time to vote on the Back from the Brink project: https://bit.ly/2TCZkBZ

Back from the Brink seeks to save from extinction 20 of the UK’s most endangered animals, plants and fungi. This ambitious programme will also benefit more than 200 at-risk species, carried out by 19 projects at more than 40 sites across England. We think this is a great project and is up for a National Lottery award.

Please vote for them and support the UK's ‘natural heritage’.
Closing date: 21st of August.
#naturalheritage #endangeredanimals #extinction #conservation
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Back from the Brink
We are incredibly thankful for everyone who has voted for us in the Heritage category of the National Lottery 25th Birthday Awards. Letting everyone know and asking for votes really has given us the opportunity to highlight the fact that conservation of endangered species is as much about heritage as it is about the environment. The closing date is 21st August and so if you haven't voted yet and canvased everyone you know to do the same thing - please do so asap. We know a lot of you have seen this clip already, but this is why our amazing project team do what they do...... National Lottery Good Causes Butterfly Conservation Buglife - The Invertebrate Conservation Trust Plantlife: saving wild plants England's National Nature Reserves Amphibian and Reptile Conservation RSPB Love Nature Bat Conservation Trust Vincent Wildlife Trust Bumblebee Conservation Trust Yorkshire Wildlife Trust
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Frozen Ark3 days ago
"Under the changes finalized on Monday, species categorized as “threatened” will not automatically receive the same protections as those listed as “endangered”. The new rules will allow officials to draw more attention to the economic impact of protecting a species."

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THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

STORAGE FACILITIES
animals

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