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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...
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....
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...

Insuring Against The Sixth-Wave Of Mass Extinction – Cryopreservation And Sequencing

Some ecologists believe the Earth has entered a so-called sixth-wave of mass extinction. In 2018 the last male northern white rhinoceros died, for example. Rivers and lakes cover approximately one percent of Earth's surface, but are home to one third of all...

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