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Saving seeds in the bank for future use

Conserving seeds through Kew's Millennium Seed Bank Partnership provides options for human innovation, adaptation and resilience to cope with current and future environmental threats.

The seeds we conserve are increasingly used for research into food, agriculture, forestry, health and eco-system repair. The reintroduction of locally appropriate wild plant species will become more and more important as the effects of climate change and other threats become more marked. Kew and other botanic gardens worldwide are uniquely placed to enable these efforts.