Saving seeds for plant conservation
Plants: From Roots to Riches
Between 60,000 and 100,000 species of plant are today faced with the threat of extinction – roughly a quarter of all species.
Kew's Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst has worked with its partners across the world to successfully save seeds from over 13% of the world's wild plant species.
By 2020, it aims to secure the safe storage of seed from 25% of the world’s bankable plants.
The project targets plants and regions most at risk from climate change and ever-increasing impact of human activities.
Find out more about the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership