Plant stories from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank
Browse our amazing plant stories about the many different wild species we've saved around the world. We focus our efforts on protecting plants that are threatened with extinction and of most use for the future.
Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership ‘top banana’ as it celebrates banking 10% of the world’s wild plant species.
15 Oct 2009
Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is celebrating collecting, banking and conserving 10% of the world’s wild plant species by banking its 24,200th plant species.41 likes
Kew scientists successfully collect a beautiful plant that grows only in the remote mountains of North Lebanon
28 Sep 2009
After several failed attempts over the years, Kew scientists celebrate their success in collecting the Helichrysum plicatum plant of North Lebanon.20 likes
Kew's Millennium Seed Bank discovers why new saltbush seedlings along the Namibian coastline are struggling to survive
06 Aug 2009
Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank rescues vulnerable vegetation along the Namibian coast to save the region’s plants and rare wildlife for future generations.4 likes
15 Jul 2009
Tahina spectabilis joins a 380 million year old fossilised fish and the world's longest insect in the Top 10 List of New species described in 2008, announced by the International Institute for Species Exploration at Arizona State University.8 likes
01 Jan 2009
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership has conserved the endangered yusor tree (Moringa peregrina). It's found in remote mountains in Jordan's southern rift valley.3 likes
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