The Revive & Restore mission is to enhance biodiversity through the genetic rescue of endangered and extinct species.
Ecosystems around the world face unparalleled biodiversity loss but solutions are available. Genomic technologies have evolved and are increasingly affordable and effective. By developing a new Genetic Rescue Toolkit, Revive & Restore is helping to address conservation challenges in ways never before possible.
AIMING FOR INTENDED CONSEQUENCES
See Ryan Phelan share her conservation biotechnology experience on the TED main stage. She brings Intended Consequences to life by showing what conservation interventions can accomplish if uncertainty is acknowledged, and innovation is embraced.
BIOTECH FOR BIRD CONSERVATION
The newly launched “Biotechnology for Bird Conservation Program” will enable genetic rescue biotechnologies to help save endangered birds. With this funding, we are announcing a global call for research proposals.
THE FIRST CLONED WILD HORSE
In collaboration with San Diego Zoo Global and ViaGen Pets and Equine, Kurt, the world’s first successfully cloned Przewalski’s horse was born on August 6, 2020. This is an effort to increase genetic diversity for the endangered species.
THE FIRST CLONED BLACK-FOOTED FERRET
In an effort to increase genetic diversity for this U.S. endangered species, “Elizabeth Ann” was successfully cloned from a historic cell line that offers three times more genetic variation than today’s endangered Black-footed ferret population.
THE CATALYST SCIENCE FUND
We started this fund, with generous support from biotech company Promega, to hasten impactful innovations in conservation and to demonstrate the benefits of genetic rescue biotechnologies to the broader community.
We developed Wild Genomes to accelerate the adoption of genomic sequencing and tissue biobanking for applied wildlife conservation. The first projects (including the Joshua tree) were awarded in 2020 and have expanded our work globally.