Note: This is not the archive of my old projects

ARKive is a unique collection of thousands of videos, images and fact-files illustrating the world’s species.

Screenshot of the ARKive website

It’s a Wildscreen project and as part of the small Wildscreen IT team, I play a key part in developing the ARKive website and keeping it online.

The invisible part of ARKive is equally important as the awareness raising website – we store high quality copies of images and videos in a secure digital vault. This data represents the best visual record of (mostly) endangered species so the world can be sure that there will always be a record of those species, safe from the risk of commercial pressures and failures that so often lead to old photographs and movies being lost forever.

There are currently around 50,000 videos and images of endangered* species which the ARKive media team select from a vast choice in order to preserve those items that best represent the species.

Here are some highlights:

Giant Panda falling from tree

Fennec fox attacking and eating snake

Verreaux’s sifaka ‘dancing’

Thylacine – last known individual, 1936

Gray’s spinner dolphin – overview

* There are some British species that aren’t endangered at all but finding media for the IUCN redlist species is our main priority.