Saving the DNA and the viable cells of the world's endangered animals
Frozen Ark Expert Group for the Terrestrial Invertebrates- 7th September 2012
In association with The British Association of Zoos and Aquaria, a Frozen Ark Expert Group has been formed in the UK for the terrestrial invertebrates.
This involves developing the collection of samples from all native and captive species in the UK.
The first meeting was held in Combe Martin at The Wildlife and Dinosaur Park in July 2011 and the second will be held in Bristol in December.
The Frozen Ark featured on Channel 4 with David Attenborough- 7th November 2011
The Frozen Ark is featured in Channel 4’s series ‘Brave New World’ with David Attenborough on November. Samples for the collection were taken from ‘Anne’ the rescued elephant from Longleat Zoo by the projects vet, Nic Masters and Sir David. They were transported to the Consortium Members at the Natural History Museum where they were the first samples to be placed in the NHM’s newly built Cryopreservation Unit and Sir David interviewed Dr Ann Clarke about the project
Members of the Frozen Ark Team with David Attenborough at the Natural History Museum (Lt. to Rt. Jackie McKensie Dodds, Ann Clarke, Don McFarlane, David Attenborough, Chris Wade and Jude Smith) and Ann Clarke
Trustee Bryan Clarke wins Darwin Medal- 1st September 2010
Professor Bryan Clarke has won the 2010 Darwin Medal awarded from Royal Society for his outstanding contribution to understanding the genetic basis of evolution.
Link to the Darwin Medal page.