Grand Challenge

The rapid loss of species occurring today is estimated to be up to 10,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate, leading to a serious biodiversity crisis. Unlike the mass extinction events of geological history, the current extinction challenge is one for which a single species appears to be almost wholly responsible. The goal of this XPRIZE is to find a safe, repeatable, and reliable method for bringing back extinct species and rebuilding a population.

Draft Guidelines

The winning team will bring back an extinct species and have the resulting organism remain alive for a period of at least six months. All competing teams must select the extinct species that they wish to bring back to life. The species must have been extinct for at least 10,000 years and be a vertebrate weighing at least 2 ounces. A set of expert judges will be used to evaluate the accuracy of team claims.

To find out how you can help support this XPRIZE, please email [email protected].


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