The Frozen Ark
In the face of rising extinction rates in animal species, the Frozen Ark Project aims to collect and save tissues containing DNA from animals facing extinction and to store these valuable specimens for posterity.
This would allow future generations of scientists to study past animals and possibly to recreate and clone them if they were extinct. The Frozen Ark is the first to begin this preservation process. Professor Bryan Clarke and his wife Dr Ann Clarke, founders of the project, explore their reasons for gathering DNA and genomes of species.
To find out more please visit – http://www.frozenark.org/