Nordens Arks conservations projects
The world’s biodiversity is disappearing at an alarming rate. Our planet is now in the midst of its sixth mass extinction of plants and animals. 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 will be 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.
Grazing cattle give biological diversity
The Ecopark is one of our biggest species conservation projects on home soil. One of its objectives is to benefit threatened species and biodiversity by recreating the open, species-rich countryside of the 1700s and 1800s characterised by grazing cattle. Through mowing and seeding, we’re recreating many new flower meadows.Nordens Ark Ecopark
Bees, a unique resource for our ecosystem
Bees play a critically important role in the ecosystem, in particular in the pollination of both wild flowers and crops.
In a cross-border project involving Norway and Sweden, the characteristics of four bee species will be compared.BEE Research
A future for the white stork
The white stork died out in Sweden due to wetlands being drained in favour of arable land. To bring the stork back to Sweden, the Swedish Stork Project was launched in 1989. It is run by Skåne Society for Nature Conservation, together with Birdlife Skåne. In order to accomplish this, the project is rearing and releasing stork pairs and fledglings to build up the wild population.White stork
"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.