non-profit repository of high-quality, high-value media of endangered species

ARKive was a data system to help conserve the world's threatened species. It used "the power of wildlife imagery",[1][2]

ARKive – Images of Life on Earth
Type of site
Created byWildscreen
Launched20 May 2003 (2003-05-20)
Current statusArchived

The archive has films, photographs and audio recordings of the world's species in a centralised digital archive.[1] Its priority was the 17,000 species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species at that time.[1]

The project was an initiative of Wildscreen, a UK-registered educational charity, based in Bristol.[3]

The website closed on 15 February 2019. It kept its collection of images and videos stored in its archive.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "About ARKive". ARKive. Archived from the original on 1 July 2011. Retrieved 12 July 2011.
  2. "About Arkive". ARKive. Archived from the original on 13 July 2017. Retrieved 25 July 2017.
  3. "Wildscreen – About". Archived from the original on 21 August 2013. Retrieved 12 July 2011.

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