Preserved and maintained for future generations!

Founded 25 years ago by Christopher Parsons OBE and headquartered in Bristol, U.K., Wildscreen is a non-profit charity organization whose mission is to promote public understanding and appreciation of the world’s biodiversity and the need for its conservation through the power of wildlife imagery. Wildscreen’s renowned international reputation has attracted some of the most influential names in the wildlife media industry, conservation science and environmental education including HRH Prince Philip, Sir David Attenborough, and Dr Sylvia Earle. Christopher Parsons was the former Head of the BBC Natural History Unit, IMAX film producer, and was the visionary behind creating ARKive, a Wildscreen initiative.

Baby boomers know that species extinction is occurring today at an alarming rate. Boomers and their families appreciate that with the help of more than 3,500 of the world’s best filmmakers, photographers, conservationists and scientists, ARKive is collecting the very best in films and photographs of the world’s species. They are putting them into one centralized digital library thereby creating a unique audio-visual record of life on earth and the ultimate guide to the world’s endangered species.

Learn how climate change and global warming are causing us to lose vital habitats for polar bears, Emperor penguins, marine turtles, corals, fish, trees, and plants. Explore and learn about our threatened species by Topics, Geographic Location, Conservation Status, Species Groups, and Eco-regions like the Atlantic forest designated as a global “hotspot” of biodiversity and one of the most threatened forests in the world. See species that have been discovered this century like Tanzania’s Kipunji which is closely related to the baboon. Did you know that Kaempfer’s woodpecker which was thought to be extinct in the wild was rediscovered in 2006? Watch videos like the endangered Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys in habitat. What a face! Teachers have thousands of fact files, videos, and images available at their fingertips to educate our kids on subjects that include evolution, classification, adaptation, food chains and conservation. Educational games and puzzles are great supportive tools which teach about habitats, animal survival and animal life stages.

Get involved and put faces to names of lesser known species on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species by contributing any films and photos you may have. If you have expert knowledge of species profiled by ARKive, help them to authenticate them.