Wildscreen Arkive

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Wildscreen Arkive
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URL http://www.arkive.org/[IAWcite.isMemWeb]
Project status Closing
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Wildscreen Arkive, also stylised as ARKive, is an encyclopaedia/collection of video and photo recordings of species. It is shutting down on 2019-02-15. As of 2019-02-02 20:10 UTC, it stores 96515 photos[1] and 9238 videos[2] on 16046 species[3].

Shutdown notice

Posted on 2019-01-25 on the blog[4]:

Arkive launched in 2003 and has helped over half a million people every year from over 200 countries, learn and discover the wonders of the natural world.

However, as a small conservation charity, Wildscreen can no longer financially sustain the ongoing costs of keeping Arkive free and online or invest in its much needed development. Year on year it has become ever more challenging to raise the required funds to keep Arkive living, breathing and growing, and though we have many loyal followers, the number of website visitors has halved over the past 5 years.

Therefore, we have had to make the very hard decision to close the Arkive website on 15 February 2019.

While it’s sad to say goodbye, we will be focusing all our energy on our core charity, Wildscreen, ensuring that we continue to support our global community of natural world storytellers, year-round, and more than ever before.

Thank you for all your support, long may you continue to explore and learn about our amazing natural world.

The Wildscreen Trustees.

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