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HRH The Prince of Wales, Sir David Attenborough, Alan Titchmarsh, Monty Don, Jerry Hall
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Today, 60,000 to 100,000 species of plant are faced with the threat of extinction. Plants provide the air we breathe, clean water and we all rely on plants for food. Kew's Millennium Seed Bank Partnership aims to save plants worldwide with a focus on plants most at risk and most useful for the future.
Climate change and globalisation have introduced many new pests, pathogens and invasive species which threaten some of our most economically important and iconic tree species.
Funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery is supporting efforts to collect seeds from the 50 most important tree species found in the UK (both native and imported). Together with partners in 50 countries worldwide, Kew's Millennium Seed Bank has already successfully saved seeds from over 10% of the world's wild plant species.
By 2020, Kew's aim is to secure the safe storage of seed from 25% of the world's bankable plants. The organisation targets plants and regions most at risk from climate change and the ever-increasing impact of human activities. They also save the seeds of the world's plant life faced with the threat of extinction, and those that could be of most use in the future.
The seeds saved are banked at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst, and in partner seed banks around the world.
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