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The Rare Breeds Survival Trust is a conservation charity whose purpose is to secure the continued existence and viability of the native farm animal genetic resources (FAnGR) of the United Kingdom. It was founded in 1973 by Joe Henson to preserve native breeds; since then, no UK-native breed has become extinct. It maintains a watch list of rare native breeds of cattle, sheep, pigs, horses, goats and poultry,Rare Breeds Survival Trust watch list
accessed June 2016
and an approved list of farm parks.Rare Breeds Survival Trust approved farm parks
accessed February 2012
Projects have included the collection of genetic material to ensure the future of rare breeds in a farm animal "gene bank". This project received publicity in the wake of the foot-and-mouth disease crisis in the UK and was supported by the Prince of Wales.Prince's gift to rare breeds project
accessed 25 May 2008


See also

* Genetic diversity ;Similar organizations * The Livestock Conservancy * Ark of Taste * Cobthorn Trust * Gesellschaft zur Erhaltung alter und gefährdeter Haustierrassen

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* * {{Authority control Category:Rare breed conservation Category:Agricultural organisations based in the United Kingdom Category:Animal charities based in the United Kingdom Category:Organisations based in Warwickshire Category:Environmental organizations established in 1973 Category:1973 establishments in England Category:1973 establishments in the United Kingdom Category:Charities based in England Category:Conservation and environmental foundations