The newsletter of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP).
Samara is the newsletter of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP). It aims to provide information and inspiration for MSBP partners and to share the work of the MSBP more widely.
The newsletter includes articles on a wide range of conservation themes including seed banking, restoration and research, with a focus on ex situ conservation work and projects from across the world.
There are two versions of Samara, one year-end themed edition published in December, and three E-newsletters published in March, June and September (usually with no specific theme).
The E-newsletter version started in 2021 and is available on the MSBP website. The December version is available as a pdf on this webpage.
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Issue 38: December 2022
This issue's theme is rare and/or threatened
Issue 37: December 2021
This issue's theme is contributions to national and/or global conservation initiatives.
Issue 36: November 2020
This is a special issue celebrating 20 years of the MSB and MSBP.
Issue 35: August/September 2020
This issue's theme is The Global Tree Seed Programme.
Issue 34: July - December 2018
This issue's theme is seed use and sharing.
Issue 33: January – July 2018
The theme of this issue is data and technology.
Issue 32: July – December 2017
The theme of this issue is islands.
Issue 31: January – June 2017
The theme of this issue is plant assessments and red listing.
Issue 30: August 2016 – January 2017
The theme of this issue is alpine species.
Issue 29: January – July 2016
The theme of this issue is trees.
Issue 28: January – December 2015
The theme of this issue is 15 years of the MSB Partnership.
Issue 27: July – December 2014
The theme of this issue is rare and threatened plants.
Issue 26: January – June 2014
The theme of this issue is useful plants.
Issue 25: July – December 2013
The theme of this issue is training.
Issue 24: January – June 2013
The theme of this issue is edible plants.
Issue 23: July – December 2012
The theme of this issue is horticulture.
Issue 22: January – June 2012
The theme of this issue is climate change.
Millennium Seed Bank
A purpose-built facility for the long term storage and research of seeds.
Banking the world's seeds
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership safeguards wild plant diversity.