Fraxinus excelsior fruits (Credit: Wolfgang Stuppy)


The newsletter of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership (MSBP)


Samara aims to provide information, and inspiration for MSBP partners and a flavour of the successes of the Partnership for other interested recipients. It is available as a pdf.

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Latest issues

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.

Samara 32 English Edition (pdf) 

Issue 31 January – June 2017

The theme of this issue is plant assessments and red listing.

Samara 31 English Edition (pdf)

Issue 30 August 2016 – January 2017

The theme of this issue is alpine species.

Samara 30 English Edition (pdf)

Issue 29 January – July 2016

The theme of this issue is trees.

Samara 29 English Edition (pdf)

Issue 28 January – December 2015

The theme of this issue is 15 years of the MSB Partnership.

Samara 28 English Edition (pdf)

Issue 27 July – December 2014

The theme of this issue is rare and threatened plants.

Samara 27 English Edition (pdf)

Issue 26 January - June 2014

The theme of this issue is useful plants.

Samara 26 English Edition (pdf)

Issue 25 July - December 2013

The theme of this issue is training.

Samara 25 English Edition (pdf)

Issue 24 January - June 2013

The theme of this issue is edible plants.

Samara 24 English Edition (pdf)

Issue 23 July - December 2012

The theme of this issue is horticulture.

Samara 23 English Edition (pdf)

Issue 22 January - June 2012

The theme of this issue is climate change.

Samara 22 English Edition (pdf)

Previous issues

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