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Australia's Largest 'Living Biobank' Developed to Safeguard Wildlife Biodiversity via Cryopreservation

Australia’s Largest ‘Living Biobank’ Developed to Safeguard Wildlife Species via Cryopreservation

Australia is embarking on an unprecedented conservation effort with the development of a 'living biobank' by the University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria Research Institute. This initiative, a first for an Australian museum, will begin with the collection of...
New Biobanking Partnership Between Revive & Restore and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Safeguards the Genetic Diversity of America’s Endangered Species

Revive & Restore Partners with U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to Protect the Genetic...

The non-profit organization Revive & Restore has unveiled an innovative new project, in collaboration with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, aimed at establishing a biobanking program for endangered species in the United States. This groundbreaking multi-institution partnership represents...

NEON Continues Partnership with ASU to House a National Ecological Observation Biorepository

Arizona State University and the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) announce the continuation of their collaborative commitment to maintain a national biorepository, a venture that commenced in 2019 and will persist for 30 years. Following the acquisition of funding from...
Animal Biobanking for Conservation Specialist Group Aims to Establish Global Network for Genetic Preservation

Animal Biobanking for Conservation Specialist Group Aims to Establish Global Network for Genetic Resources...

Our world is currently facing a massive crisis of extinction, where the populations of various wildlife species have reduced by an average of 69% since 1970. We are at risk of losing the genetic diversity that is crucial for...
Biodiversity Biobanks South Africa (BBSA): A Central Repository Launches to Conserve and Manage Biodiversity Samples

Biodiversity Biobanks South Africa (BBSA): A Central Repository Launches to Conserve and Manage Biodiversity...

In a first for the country, a central repository, Biodiversity Biobanks South Africa (BBSA), was launched to conserve and manage biodiversity samples on 1 March 2023. BBSA is the coming together of a diverse group of biobank managers to form a...
Forum Workshops on Genetic Data and Animal Biobanking Successfully Hosted by EPAA in Sharjah

Forum Workshops on Genetic Data and Animal Biobanking Successfully Hosted by EPAA in Sharjah

The Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) in Sharjah hosted its 3rd day of the Sharjah International Conservation Forum for Arabia’s Biodiversity workshops on the use of genetic data to resolve taxonomic considerations and an Introduction to animal biobanking....

Biobank Led by Simon Fraser University Aims to Preserve West Coast Kelp Forests for...

Led by biologist Sherryl Bisgrove, and supported by the Pacific Salmon Foundation, the team has developed a cryogenic freezing technique to store germplasm, or “seed”, of at-risk bull kelp in a biobank. This allows the team, which also includes postdoctoral fellow...
University of the Western Cape (UWC) Biobank Continues to Grow after it earns Spot as One of Seven National Biobanks

South Africa’s UWC IMBM Biobank Hosts One of the World’s Richest Microbial Collections

South Africa ranks as the third most biodiverse country in the world. The rich biodiversity is a highly sought-after resource for the development of novel biobased products and processes, and is considered one of the country’s competitive advantages. Research and...
International conservation charity ZSL Partners with Nature’s SAFE Living Biobank to Preserve the Living Genetics of Endangered Species

Zoological Society of London Partners with Nature’s SAFE Living Biobank to Preserve the Living...

With more than 40,000 species currently at risk of extinction, ZSL has joined Nature’s SAFE’s mission to save those species most at risk – by providing samples from post-mortems undertaken at ZSL’s two conservation zoos, London and Whipsnade. The new...
Cryopreservation Can Save the World's Rarest Species from Extinction

Cryopreservation and Biobanking Could Save the World’s Rarest Species from Extinction

Scientists at the Chester Zoo in the UK have teamed up with some of the UK’s leading animal reproduction experts and founded Nature’s SAFE, which stands for Saving Animals From Extinction. Nature’s SAFE is one of Europe’s largest living...

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