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
Happy #wildlifewednesday everyone! 🐒
As shown on BBC's #SevenWorldsOnePlanet, I was inspired to talk about the critically endangered Cotton-top tamarin. Let us know your favourite animal from the show! https://t.co/9yDi65ION2
2 days ago
Happy 25th Birthday to #TheNationalLottery Helping us save the DNA of endangered animals -Thank you National Lottery players, we couldn't do this important work without your support #NationalLottery25 #NationalLotteryHeritageFund @HeritageFundUK https://t.co/LkGiRrrfpL
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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

FACEBOOK FEED

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Frozen Ark1 day ago
Happy #wildlifewednesday everyone! 🐒
As shown on BBC's #SevenWorldsOnePlanet, I was inspired to talk about the critically endangered Cotton-top tamarin. Let us know your favourite animal from the show in the comments below!
Frozen Ark
Frozen Ark2 days ago
Happy 25th Birthday to #TheNationalLottery!
@HeritageFundUK
Helping us save the DNA of endangered animals. Thank you National Lottery players we couldn’t do this important work without your support #NationalLottery25
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Frozen Ark shared a post.2 weeks ago
The pangolin could go extinct before most people even know it exists.
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BBC Earth
The pangolin could go extinct before most people even know it exists.
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Frozen Ark shared a post.2 weeks 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.2 weeks 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.

THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

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animals

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