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.
Head start for southern dunlins ›
For the first time in Sweden, "head-started" birds have been released into the wild. Four litters of the critically endangered subspecies southern dunlin have been bred at Ottenby on Öland in an attempt to increase the number of individuals in the wild.