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.
02.03.2021 Spiegel online –Papageien in Plastikflaschen
03.03.2020 Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) – Illegaler Tierhandel darf sich nicht mehr lohnen
25.10.2019: Der Spiegel –Neuer DNA- Test