Our 2022 Annual Report is now available! Click here to explore our updates from the year.
Bringing biotechnologies to conservation
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.
Reflecting on growth
When we started this organization 10 years ago, we gave it a name that we would need to live up to: “Revive & Restore”. Today, we have over 50 different projects using genomics to better manage endangered species — read more in our annual report.
BIOTECH FOR BIRD CONSERVATION
The newly launched “Biotechnology for Bird Conservation Program” will enable genetic rescue biotechnologies to help save endangered birds. Awarded projects from our first call for proposals will be announced this Fall 2022.
WILD GENOMES: Kelp Ecosystems
Wild Genomes was developed in 2020 to accelerate the adoption of genomic sequencing and tissue biobanking for applied wildlife conservation. We are currently accepting proposals for Wild Genomes Kelp Ecosystems until December 16, 2022.
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.
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.