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What We Do

Revive & Restore’s mission is to enhance biodiversity through the genetic rescue of
endangered and extinct species.

The fields of molecular biology and conservation biology are intersecting.  New genetic tools and new collaborative projects in genomic conservation are emerging every month.

Revive & Restore is pressing ahead with a variety of genetic rescue projects with endangered and extinct species — sometimes directly, sometimes as convener, sometimes as preliminary funder, or all three.

Revive & Restore serves as a hub to help make the growing number of projects worldwide aware of each other.  This way the scientists, institutions, funders, and regulators can all work with the same rapidly growing body of knowledge and bioethical standards.

Revive & Restore also has a responsibility to help keep the new field of genetic rescue transparent to the public.  We maintain an informative website and we work with journalists and authors so they can focus on the most current and reliable information.  Because some projects involving genetic rescue can be controversial, we are developing an online tool for public debate called Hopes & Concerns.