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The newsletter of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP)

Samara aims to provide information, and inspiration for MSBP partners and a flavour of the successes of the Partnership for other interested recipients. It is available as a pdf.

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Issue 29 January  July 2016

The theme of this issue is trees.

Samara 29 English Edition

Issue 28 January December 2015

The theme of this issue is 15 years of the MSB Partnership

Samara 28 English Edition

Issue 27 July – December 2014

The theme of this issue is rare and threatened plants

Issue 26 January - June 2014

The theme of this issue is useful plants

Samara 26 English Edition

Issue 25 July - December 2013

The theme of this issue is training.

Samara 25 English Edition

Issue 24 January - June 2013

The theme of this issue is edible plants.

Samara 24 English Edition

Issue 23 July - December 2012

The theme of this issue is horticulture

Samara 23 English Edition

Issue 22 January - June 2012

The theme of this issue is climate change.

Samara 22 English Edition

Issue 21 July - December 2011

The theme of this issue is forestry.

Issue 20 January - June 2011

The theme of this issue is restoration ecology

Samara 20 English Edition

Issue 18/19 January - December 2010

The theme of this issue is food security.

Samara 18/19 English Edition

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