The Frozen Ark Project aims to save the cell tissue of endangered animals so that if they are driven to near extinction, the species may yet be revived. Started at the University of Nottingham in 1994, the project now includes 22 centers around the world where the DNA of species like the Scimitar Horned Sheep are preserved with liquid nitrogen. This is a mere holding measure, a way to stave off the 6th great extinction which is now under way. It’s not foolproof, but it’s an innovative approach that offers hope in the face of accelerating species loss.
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