Kew videos - Millennium Seed Bank
Kew's Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is the largest project in the world committed to safeguarding wild plant diversity. Find out more about what goes on, from collecting seeds all over the world to storing them in the Seed Bank's huge vaults.
Every day 4 potentially life-saving plant species face extinction. Watch this video to find out how you can help us hold on to them.
We can't afford to let these plants, and the potential they hold, die out. By getting involved in the Adopt a Seed, Save a Species campaign you can play an important part in safeguarding the world's plants.
Discover more about the importance of plants to our lives and how the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is helping to save wild plants and habitats for our future. Over the last ten years we have successfully banked 10% of the world's plant diversity. Seeds from deserts, to mountains, of all different shapes and sizes.
Kew's Kirstin Broome used her moment of fame on the plinth in Trafalgar Square to raise awareness of the Millennium Seed Bank's invaluable work and to raise the funds necessary to ensure that by 2020 the MSB's goal of banking 25% of the world's plant species is realised.
On 15 October 2009 Kew's Millennium Seed Bank partnership, based at Wakehurst Place, celebrated hitting its target of banking the seeds of 10% of the world's plant species.
Kew's Millennium Seed Bank partnership works with over a hundred partners in 54 countries around the world, helping protect the planet's biodiversity.
The Seeds for Life project, a collaboration between the Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) and five Kenyan institutes, has produced a wonderful CD with the aim of enhancing conservation in the region and encouraging sustainable use of native plants. The nine-year project involves seed collecting and working with local communities to leave a lasting legacy in the country. The MSB has a new campaign to help aid this vital work.
Find out how Kew's Millennium Seed Bank is driving environmental sustainability in all aspects of its work, through a collaboration with the West Sussex Sustainable Business Partnership.
Why don't you tell us what you would save and better yet, do a video response to this video showing us on your hands what you would save. www.kew.org/adoptaseed