Projects

Each of our species-specific projects furthers our mission to enhance biodiversity through new techniques of genetic rescue.

The Black-footed Ferret

Twice feared extinct, the Black-footed Ferret has been the focus of a coordinated recovery effort for over thirty years. In 2019, Revive & Restore began the experimental work to determine whether genomic technologies can help ferrets survive without the efforts of conservation.

Heath Hen Revive & Restore

The Heath Hen Project

Restoring the Heath Hen—a species of Prairie chicken that went extinct in 1932—to the sand plains of the Northeast United States has the potential to revitalize the conservation of this unique habitat.

The Horseshoe Crab

The horseshoe crab is an ancient and important species that supports the ecological function of estuaries and the survival of migratory shorebirds. The current over-exploitation of horseshoe crabs by the pharmaceutical and bait industries may drive this species to extinction.

Passenger Pigeon Revive & Restore

The Passenger Pigeon

The extinction of the Passenger Pigeon was a sobering lesson for Americans. A successful effort to bring it back would demonstrate the potential of genomic intervention and help to restore the ecology of North America’s eastern forests.

The Woolly Mammoth

The pursuit of Woolly Mammoth de-extinction has helped to identify immediate potential benefits to Asian elephant conservation. There is also a compelling rationale for the development of climate change resilience.

The Ocean Genomics Horizon Scan

This report provides a first-of-its-kind assessment of genomic and biotech innovations to complement, enhance, and accelerate today’s marine conservation strategies.

Catalyst Science Fund Projects

From developing a life-saving vaccine for the Asian elephant to building an Advanced Coral Toolkit, our Catalyst Science Fund supports early-stage, transformative bio-science research, and proof-of-concept projects for a wide range of species and applications.