Sign in to the Arkive API

Please enter your email address below.

Once entered, "I'm not a robot" should appear; tick it to agree to the terms, and we'll send you a sign in email.

By entering your email or using the Arkive API you agree to the following terms.

  1. All API users must be registered, as explained at Arkive API.
  2. All API users must be non-commercial education or conservation organisations.
  3. The Arkive API enables users to embed Arkive branded images, which include the media donor credit, in their website as a link to Arkive.
  4. Media content must remain hosted on Arkive.

Please note that usage of the API is monitored. Arkive reserves the right to restrict API usage to individual users if terms of use are not adhered to.

Although Arkive strives for a 24/7 service, we cannot guarantee the availability of the images; inclusion on your website is at your own risk.

Arkive intends to provide the API on an ongoing basis. Although we will endeavour to contact you before any API service is affected, we cannot guarantee the long-term availability of the API services.

Arkive is © Wildscreen. Material contained in is © Wildscreen or its contributors.

Save as permitted above:

  • Users are not permitted to incorporate any copyright material from into any other work or publication in whatever format.
  • Use of the material for the promotional, administrative or commercial purposes of any visitor or establishment (whether educational or otherwise) is not permitted.

Please contact the copyright owners directly (copyright and contact details are shown for each media item) to negotiate terms and conditions for any use other than those expressly permitted above. Please note that many of the contributors to the Arkive project are commercial operators, and may request a fee for such use.

If you have any questions concerning usage of the API or licensing, please email

Also see our privacy policy