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Nature knows no borders ›
The charismatic Pallas's cat is one of the world's many endangered migratory species. This week, world leaders, scientists and experts met at CMS Cop14, a UN meeting on the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species. Happily, a decision was taken to include the Pallas's cat in the Convention.
Vietnamazing – joining forces to save Vietnam's species ›
Vietnam is a biological hotspot with many unique species currently at risk of disappearing. Poaching and habitat destruction are severe threats. The long Vietnam War had devastating consequences for animal and plant life. Vietnamazing is a two-year long campain to change that.
Reverse the Red ›
Reverse the Red is celebrated around the world on February 7th. Hundreds of organisations around are jointly drawing attention to the crisis against biodiversity and the threats to animals and plants.
At Nordens Ark, we take our responsibility seriously and pledge to continue our efforts to save endangered species.
World Wetlands Day ›
Did you know that wetlands are among the most species-rich environments in the world and invaluable for biodiversity? Nordens Ark works actively species like white stork, white-naped crane and red-crowned crane, whom all depend on the wetlands for their survival.
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.
Spring is coming and hope sprouts when the endangered butterfly caterpillars hatch ›
Every summer, the clouded apollo butterfly lay eggs that are taken care of. Last summer's eggs have hatched and 70 tiny larvae are eating away on corydalis before it's time to pupate a month later. In mid-May, fully developed butterflies hatch, butterflies that then mate for a couple of weeks and lay new eggs before they die.
Can frogs survive in environments where the fungus that kills them is found? ›
This November, Kristofer Försäter from Nordens Ark went to the island of Montserrat in the Caribbean to work on this, together with the local Ministry of the Environment (DOE) and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Plenty of fish in the Eco Park ›
Yesterday's brown trout safari here at Nordens Ark was very successful. The inventory of brown trout and bottom fauna showed plenty of fish and a good distribution in terms of size and age - and even more are on their way up the stream, from the sea, to spawn!
Live from the leopard lair ›
The Persian leopard born at Nordens Ark this summer is now big enough for some adventures in the enclosure. Under the watchful eye of her mother of course. But still a large part of the day is spent resting in the lair.
You can see the cub and mother (when they are in the lair) on our live streaming on YouTube.
Northern Bald Ibis at Barcelona Zoo ›
A few weeks ago four of our female northern bald ibises to Barcelona Zoo. They were the first of their species in Barcelona and soon four males will arrive and hopefully mate. We look forward to more reports on how "our" ibises are doing.
Open burning prohibition order applies! ›
Open burning prohibition order means that you are NOT allowed to light fires, or barbecue in forests or in public areas. The ban also applies to disposable grills, prepared fireplaces and barbecue sites on public land, such as beaches, campsites and parks.
Keep in mind that it is always you who are responsible for the security and that you can be held accountable and be punished if you cause a fire or violate the ban.
Otter puppies born at Nordens Ark ›
Sometime late summer two otter puppies were born at Nordens Ark. They spend the first time underground in the nest with their mother but now they are starting to explore the enclosure.
It's been three years since we had otter puppies last and this year's father comes from that litter.
The Asian Unicorn ›
Few areas of the world are as unexplored as the Annamite Mountains in Vietnam and Laos. Every year new unique and endemic species are discovered. The saola was one of the most astounding biological discoveries of the 20th Century when it was found in 1992. Since then no biologists has seen it in the wild. Locals see it and once in a while a camera trap takes a photo.
When saola expert William Robichaud visited Nordens Ark we took the opportunity to ask him about this elusive animal.