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.
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.
Important turtle eggs found at Nordens Ark ›
Yesterday, International Turtle Day was celebrated around the world and in honor of the day, five eggs of the Vietnamese pond turtles were found at Nordens Ark.
-It's both exciting and important, says Jimmy Helgesson, responsible keeper for the turtles at Nordens Ark. We’re the only facility in Europe that’s been allowed to propagate Vietnamese pond turtles this year and the fact that it succeeded is amazing.