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ARK-BIODIVERSITY

Ark-Biodiversity develops state-of-the-art genomic and information technology methods for the containment of the global illegal trade in protected and endangered organisms. The illegal animal trade is today the fourth largest criminal sector in the world and, together with climate change and industrial overexploitation of nature, one of the three main factors in global species extinction. Our goal is to develop a global tamper-proof registry of all protected and endangered species, as well as traceability of all transactions involving protected creatures. The basis of our technology is a single genomic test applicable to all higher organisms, which can be performed economically, en masse and in a decentralized manner. A salient result of this test, it provides an address system for genetic data of literally all organisms – one that could eventually serve as the standard for a blockchain-based global backbone for the Enforcement of the Washington (CITES) and Nagoya Accords.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT TEAM BERLIN

Dr. Alexander Olek, Managing Director

Dr. Egon Heiss, Head of Zoology & Strategic Development

Bettina Shafi, Head of Operations

 
ARK- LABORATORY RHEINBACH / BONN

Andreas Schueller, Head of Laboratory

Dr. Juliane Mundorf, Molecular Biologist

Siegfried Uhlhaas, Molecular Biologist

Kathrin Klee, Head of Bioinformatics

Dr. Sonja Dunemann, Bioinformatician

March 2020

CORONA CRISIS – OUR VIEW

This time poaching wildlife caused thousands of human victims and severely harmed the global economy, next time it may cause the extermination of the entire human civilization.

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