Breathing Planet Programme Strategy 5 - Save seed and prosper
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership, a collaboration between Kew and 120 partners in 54 countries, has two key roles – safeguarding plant diversity by storing seed from wild species and making seed available for sustainable use in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and habitat restoration. By 2020 we will have banked seed from 25 per cent of the world’s plants, targeting species and regions most at risk from climate change such as alpine endemics, coastal species and those endemic to desertifying lands.
Read about the Save Seed And Prosper Science Projects
Millennium Seed Bank Project in Namibia
(Main project completed 2010; small-scale collaboration continuing till 2020)
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