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.
Despite all the planning, the animals do as they please – even on New Year's Eve ›
Not everything can be planned and controlled, that much is obivious since there’s once again tadpoles in the mountian chicken frog enclosures at Nordens Ark. This normally happens during summer, but something in the environment at Nordens Ark seems to be extra favorable for this particular endangered species.