• Agritourism (farm holidays)
• Ark Institution (vgl. standardisation of terms, below)
• City Farm / School Farm
• Openair museum / Ecomuseum
• Protected area / Reserve
• Variety garden / Arboretum
• Zoo / Farm Park (domestic animal park)
• Processing point
Standardisation of terms for Ark institutions:
When an establishment is not officially recognised or there is no available definition from the national organisations the following, minimum, specifications will be used:
A breeding group including sires from three of the following size categories (A: Cattle, Buffalo, Horse, Donkey, Pig; B: Goat, Sheep, Pig, Dog; C: Poultry, Dog, Rabbit, Bee). Animals should be kept according to the principles of a functioning farm. => Ark Farms housing guests or cultivating rare plants are listed also under Agritourism respectively Variety garden.
At least four farms keeping animals, altogether keeping at least two breeds from each category (effective total of six breeds). Otherwise as Ark Farms.
A plenty of breeds from at least three species, which are kept and bred for the purposes of publicity. => Listed also in the category Zoo / Farm Park.
Show of old breeds in nature or landscape protection. Demonstration of farming in tradi-tional agro-eco-systems (TAES). => Listed also in the category Protected area / Reserve.
With support of the European Union in the frame of EC 870/2004, AGRI GEN RES 066
ELBARN project : « European Livestock Breeds Ark and Rescue Net »