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

4 days ago
Are you looking for a Professional Placement for next year? Do you love all things related to #biobanking, #databasing, #animalconservation and #publicengagement? We have 1 placement available @cardiffuni and 2 placements at @UniofNottingham . Deadline for applications: 20 April. https://t.co/Wy0zgUTxCw
4 days ago
Just had a productive Frozen Ark meeting! Full of hot beverages and ideas ☕️💡Here's my mug of choice, very appropriately adorned by a squirrel perching on the handle🐿️ #PTYtwittertakeover https://t.co/vE9aMzYUrK
5 days ago
Our team will be working from home for the next foreseeable future, following government advice. We remain committed to supporting our partners and students and bringing you regular updates of our activities, as well as biodiversity news from across the world. #StayHomeSaveLives https://t.co/1IYGyy5jRd
5 days ago
This weeks #WildlifeWednesday was inspired by a recent article telling of how wildlife has found sanctuary on the UK's unwanted scraps of land!

https://t.co/qRESQJxZwb https://t.co/mN3UDtfrJE

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Frozen Ark3 hours ago
We were so proud to take part 😍 in the fabulous festival of Science and Curiosity. Let's hope all will be well for next year's.
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Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity 2020
The Nottingham Festival of Science and Curiosity is a week long celebration which takes Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths out of the lab and into ou...
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Frozen Ark4 days ago
Are you looking for a Professional Placement for next year? Do you love all things related to #biobanking, #databasing, and #animalconservation? Then, this might just be the right placement for you!

We have one placement available based at Cardiff University School of Biosciences Cardiff University and two placements available based at the University of Nottingham.

Deadline for applications: Monday, 20th of April 2020!

#biodiversity #endangeredspecies #frozencollections #cellculture #publicengagement
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Frozen Ark5 days ago
We would like to inform our supporters and partners that the Frozen Ark team will be working from home for the next foreseeable future, following government guidance. We remain committed to supporting our partners and students and bringing you regular updates of our activities, as well as biodiversity news from across the world. As you can see, we remain motivated, in good humour and above all connected!

#StaySafeStayHome #StayHomeSaveLives #homeofficephoto
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Frozen Ark5 days ago
This weeks #WildlifeWednesday was inspired by a recent article telling of how wildlife has found sanctuary on the UK's unwanted scraps of land!

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/15/how-scarce-wildlife-find-sanctuary-in-unwanted-land
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Frozen Ark5 days ago
Happy #ManateeAppreciationDay 2020!

"Human activities are harming manatees, and only our compassion and action can protect them."

https://www.savethemanatee.org/about/our-vision-and-mission/
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Frozen Ark1 week ago
Happy #worldwoodday 2020! 🌲

THE ARK IN NUMBERS


27

PARTNERS

12

COUNTRIES

~5000

SPECIES SAMPLED

~48000

SAMPLES

22

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