Freezing lion’s genes?

Now, we are talking about freezing the genes, saving the embryo of Lions to preserve them. Technology, sure is good, but in the first place, why arent we doing anything to conserve it? Why even get to a last resort like this instead of attempting this? What is stopping us from saving the nations treasured species?

“Special task force formed by state government after 2007 poaching incidents has suggested that apart from use of GPS-based tracking and other modern surveillance systems, establishment of gene pool population and a genetic laboratory for cryopreservation of genetic material is needed to save lions. ”

Read more:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/4809306.cms

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