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Save a species outright today - Madagascar orchids

You can help Kew's Millennium Seed Bank save the world's most threatened and useful plant species by adopting one of these orchids for £1,000.

16 Dec 2011

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Orchids are found in almost every habitat in Madagascar, from the coast to the highest mountain summits and from the rain forest to the spiny forest. The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is aiming to conserve 70% of Madagascar's threatened orchids, as part of Madagascar's contribution to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation targets. We are developing new techniques to enable collecting, as well as developing living collections of the most critically endangered species.

Orchids are the largest family of flowering plants on the island with over 1,000 species already described by science and an estimated 200 species still to be discovered and formally named.

In return for saving a plant species outright for £1,000, you'll receive a personalised certificate and photograph of your orchid species and be invited on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Millennium Seed Bank located at Wakehurst, West Sussex.

Save a species for £1,000 and help us safeguard the world's plant life for our future. Contact Jill Taylor on 0208 332 3248 (Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm) or click on a Gallery image to purchase online.

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