ARKive Website To Close Feb 15, 2019

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ARKive Website To Close Feb 15, 2019

Post by DaniBeez » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:51 am

Chances are, if you've searched the internet for photographs of wildlife, you've come across ARKive's images before.

While searching for reference images of mountain lions, I came across an alarming banner on the ARKive website. When clicked, I was brought to this ARKive blog post:
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.
That is too bad. But, their images are embedded in many sites, and their photographers likely have their content elsewhere.

Anyone else a fan of ARKive?
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