Who else is doing this kind of work?
Most other seed banks around the world are concerned with conserving seeds of crop species.
A visit to the Global Crop Diversity Trust, Bioversity Internationaland FAO websites would help you to find out more about crop seed conservation. The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP) has links to all three organisations and many crop seed banks. It is also a partner with the GCDT on the conservation of crop wild relatives.
In the UK, the UK Plant Genetic Resources Group draws together all of the agencies that are active in plant genetic resource conservation and use. The MSBP is represented on this group. A valuable source of UK information is the UK Portal on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture .
There is an increasing interest in the ex situ storage of the seeds of wild species and new partners join the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership annually. Information about the activities of the many MSBP partners can be found on our partners page. In Europe, the MSBP is part of the European Seed Conservation Network (ENSCONET ) which collaborates on the seed conservation of the European native flora.
Many countries have seed banks storing forest tree seed over the short-term. Some of these are MSBP members.
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