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.
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
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.
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
Looking for students - wildlife radio telemetry Öland ›
Nordens Ark is now looking for students who can help us with the work of preserving the acutely endangered great capricorn beetle.
We are looking for two dedicated persons for tracking 30-50 days in a row in field. One in the team, preferably both, must have a keen interest in technique and hard ware, without being an expert.
Grant programme enables urgent action to protect Pallas’s cats ›
Three projects from three countries have been awarded grants for their work to understand more about Pallas’s cat threats, distribution, status and ecology in order to best protect this charismatic species.