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Save the turtles!
Extinct in the wild - Help us save them! The turtles saw the large dinosaurs come and go but now they are facing their own extinction. The hard shell that previously protected them does not cure human progress. The threats are many and the demand is great. Forests and streams have been vacuumed in the search for turtles to sell as pets or as a delicacy on the dining table. Today, turtles are the group of animals that have the most endangered species and almost half of them risk disappearing soon if nothing is done. Nordens Ark works to make a difference for several endangered turtle species. McCord's snake neck turtle ( Chelodina mccordi ) and Vietnamese pond turtle ( Mauremys annamensis ) are two species that Nordens Ark is committed to. Both species, one from Indonesia and the other from Vietnam, are acutely endangered and are considered almost extinct in the wild. However, there is hope for the future as enough individuals are still left in zoos. Nordens Ark is responsible for a large number of genetically important individuals and for McCord's snake neck turtle, Nordens Ark coordinates the European pedigree. As a coordinator, we are responsible for ensuring that there is a genetically healthy population in the zoo world should planting become relevant in the future. Norden Ark is also participating in a field project in Vietnam to rehabilitate turtles confiscated from illegal trade. The project wants to ensure methods so that rehabilitation and release of turtles follow the guidelines of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). This with regard to, for example, the origin of the animals, if the animals are carriers of diseases and follow-up of released animals. The species we will focus on is the large-headed tortoise ( Platysternon megacephalum ), an endangered species that lives in small forest streams that flow from the mountains in countries such as China, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar. The hope is that the methods developed by the project can also be used to rehabilitate other endangered turtle species that are also affected by the illegal trade. Together we can stop the extinction of these ancient animals. Help us make a difference for the world's turtles.
Nordens Ark 30 years
Nordens Ark has been working to save endangered animals for 30 years! The work is as important today as when we started. Many of the world's animals are threatened and die out at an alarming rate. More than half of all turtles are endangered, there are just over 50 Amur leopards left in the wild and if our insects and pollinators become extinct, it will have unforeseen consequences for us humans as well. But there is hope! Thanks to long-term and diligent work, the peregrine falcon is today saved in our country. Over the years, 214 falcon kings have been raised on Nordens Ark and then released into the wild, with fantastic results. Nordens Ark also works globally. Together with more players, we have since 2011 worked to increase the number of Amur tigers in the Russian Far East. Our work in the field has given fantastic results and today there are 16 adult tigers in the area, which is a tripling since the start. Rescuing endangered animals requires time, patience and ingenuity. Our animal keepers have developed world-unique methods for raising butterflies, beetles and frogs, which are then released into the wild. We will of course celebrate that - the hope and all the good that has been done and is being done for the endangered animals. Thank you all who are with us on this journey! Now our important work continues and we need you and your gift. Together we can make a difference!
A future for bees and biodiversity
Bees perform critically important ecosystem services, especially pollination of both wild plants and useful plants. We can thank the pollinators for a third of what we eat, and in today's ecological crisis situation with large areas of monocultures (cultivation fields where only one plant species is grown), it is becoming increasingly difficult to find food. At Nordens Ark, we work to restore meadows for biological diversity in our project Ekoparken, but also with research and conservation of Nordic bees. Today, only a remnant of the Nordic bee remains, which was once the only honey bee in all of northern and western Europe. In several countries it is completely extinct and in Sweden about one percent of all honey bees are Nordic bees, a decrease of 99% (!) Since the middle of the 20th century. Through genetic dewatering (crossing of imported honey bees), Nordic bees have been close to extinction. Nordens Ark works actively to preserve the Nordic bee. By donating a gift to this project, you help us in the work of research and conservation of Nordic bees and biodiversity. - Together we make a difference!
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