The Frozen Ark Project

Cool Bugs UK

Save British Bugs from extinction by collecting and deep freezing their DNA and cells.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 22 April 2022 to 12:00 PM, 29 April 2022

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1118044)

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  • AnimalsAnimals
  • Environment/ConservationEnvironment/Conservation


  • General Public/HumankindGeneral Public/Humankind


United Kingdom


Do you remember a time when a car journey meant lots of squashed insects on the windscreen? Not anymore, as the number of British insects has plummeted since the 1960s Animals like the shrill carder bee once common in Britain are now endangered. Climate change is helping to reduce the number of UK bugs, including spiders, bees, snails, and spiders. The number of butterflies has plummeted to a record low. Thirteen bee species have gone extinct in the UK, with more threatened with extinction.


Your donation could support our critical work to save UK bugs. We will - • Collect and cryopreserve DNA and cell samples of UK bugs. • Provide samples to conservationists and scientists working to protect UK bugs. • Advise others on how best to use our samples to protect bugs. Your donation will help pay volunteers expenses and training costs and help fund staff salaries.