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What We Do

Enhance biodiversity through the genetic rescue of endangered and extinct species

Through our genetic rescue toolkit, we help ensure a brighter future for wildlife.

Biotechnology can be used to enhance genetic diversity, build disease resistance, and facilitate adaptation in species. Yet, biotechnology tools remain underutilized in wildlife conservation. Revive & Restore is the leading wildlife conservation organization promoting the incorporation of biotechnologies into standard conservation practice. Our mission is to enhance biodiversity through the genetic rescue of endangered and extinct species.
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Our Approach

We facilitate partnerships, catalyze technology solutions, and fund high-impact research — all to build a better future for wildlife. Our vision is to revive biodiversity and restore ecosystems for millennia to come.
To achieve our vision, we take on three important roles:

We host workshops that bring together a global network of experts around a central idea. We establish priorities, align funders, and nurture collaborations for tangible conservation outcomes.

Our workshops

We coordinate research and development projects that apply biotechnologies to pressing conservation challenges. As a small and agile organization, we can be both experimental and strategic with our projects.

Our projects

We fund transformative, early-stage projects that test biotechnologies in the field. Through our Wild Genomes and Advanced Coral Toolkit programs, we support compelling examples of genetic rescue in action.

Our funding
“In a world filled with challenges, I’m inspired by organizations that bring hope, optimism and solutions. And that’s YOU — Revive & Restore. Learning how to leverage biotechnology for conservation is a crucial capability for humanity to survive and thrive. I’m grateful that you’re helping lead the way.”


Donor, Revive & Restore

Our Core Values

We believe humans have a responsibility to do what we can to protect threatened and endangered species.
We believe biotechnology offers groundbreaking capabilities that can drastically improve conservation practice and outcomes.
Given the rate of environmental change, we believe biotechnology is needed to support and accelerate nature’s own ecological and evolutionary processes.
As an organization with an entrepreneurial mindset, we are uniquely positioned to see opportunities where others see risk and act boldly to affect change.

Our History

Revive & Restore was founded in 2012 and incubated by The Long Now Foundation, a Bay Area organization that fosters long-term thinking and responsibility in a framework of 10,000 years. We’ve taken on this long-term mindset for wildlife conservation. Our goal is to use our Genetic Rescue Toolkit to help rebuild biodiversity and bioabundance for millennia to come.