Monday, July 28, 2003

ARKive saves threatened wildlife

Website stores rare images and film of endangered species.


ARKive has the only surviving film of the extinct Tasmanian tiger.
© ARKive / Zoological Society of London

A huge digital storage project called ARKive is offering safe haven to images and film of the world's most endangered animals and plants.

Photos, footage and soundtracks are often as threatened as the creatures they document. Some, like their subjects, have already been lost forever. ARKive aims to give these valuable records a permanent home and make them publicly accessible through several websites.

Arkive Site