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.

Bild Grazing cattle give biological diversity

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
Bild A future for the white stork

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

Former projects

Bild Peregrine falcon - a success story

Peregrine falcon - a success story

Since the start of the Peregrine Falcon Project in 1972, the peregrine falcon has gone from being acutely endangered in Sweden with years without a single successful nesting in the wild, to today being classified as near threatened. It is thanks to hard work that the species is now back in the country, proof that conservation work makes a difference!

Peregrine falcon conservation
Bild Bees, a unique resource for our ecosystem

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 was compared.

BEE Research
Nordens Arks collaborators

            Stiftelsen Thuréus Forskarhem