Banking the world’s seeds
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership safeguards wild plant diversity and enables its sustainable utilisation through global partnership.
We partner with over 100 countries to identify, document, research and conserve the world's plants and fungi. Take a look at the projects and programmes in our portfolio.
Generating phylogenomic data for tree genera to investigate seed trait behaviour and evolutionary processes, underpinning tree conservation in SE Asia.
Safeguarding the endemic, threatened and useful flora of the Caucasus.
Protecting important fruit and nut species in Georgia and Armenia through rural community engagements, ex situ seed conservation and research.
The palm tree-of-life as a key to palm seed conservation. Phylogenomic research in support of the Global Tree Seed Bank project.
Traditional herbal remedies are still widely used in Pakistan, yet many medicinal plants are threatened by unsustainable levels of harvesting, habitat degradation, climate change and a lack of regulation.
Promoting the sustainable use of the traditional Eastern Mediterranean diet, through the preservation of traditional knowledge and science-based conservation of wild edible plants in Jordan and Lebanon.
Recovering and sharing traditional knowledge from museum artefacts.
Identifying Tropical Important Plant Areas of New Guinea, Indonesia to protect socio-economically important plant species.
Exploring the plant diversity of the Lesser Sunda Islands to help create a framework for ecologically viable economic development.