Nordens Ark's conservation projects
Saving endangered species
The world’s biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate. We are at risk of losing three-quarters of all species in the coming centuries. This is terrifying, especially since humans are the main reason for this shift, but there is still time to reverse this negative trend. Strong actions are required to create a more sustainable use of the Earth’s natural resources and there is a need to significantly increase conservation efforts for threatened species around the world. At Nordens Ark the conservation projects form the backbone of our organisation.
Nordens Ark's goal is to not be needed
The vision of Nordens Ark is that endangered species should attain viable populations in their natural environments and that biodiversity is preserved. To create the conditions required for threatened species to be found in sustainable populations in the wild we work with controlled breeding, and supporting wild animal populations in their natural habitats through various support measures.
An increasingly important part of Nordens Ark’s work is working directly in the habitat of the species. This work may include fauna protection, restoration of habitats, population monitoring, and development of new techniques and methods for population estimation.
"Extinct" turtle hatched at Nordens Ark ›
When a species is functionally extinct in the wild, the situation is serious and the species has little to no chance of recovery on its own. Therefore, the newly hatched vietnamese pond turtles at Nordens Ark is extra important. Six small turtles of about 10 grams each hatched this summer.
Live from the red panda den ›
Exclusive live broadcast from inside the Red Panda den at Nordens Ark
At the end of June, two Red Panda cubs were born Nordens Ark in Sweden. Via a live camera in the den, you can now follow them and their mother around the clock!
The Red Panda is listed as Endangered on the IUCN red list and there may be as few as 2,500 remaining in the wild. Hopefully, the live broadcast will help to raise awareness for the species and its situation in the wild.