This UK seed bank is protecting Australia’s future biodiversity after the wildfires (WEF)

  • Australia’s wildfires have burned through an area the size of Greece since September.
  • Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew in London are helping with emergency seed collection in areas devastated by the bushfires.
  • Seed specimens are being stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, a big underground freezer, which already contains 41,000 different species.

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/02/uks-kew-gardens-australias-plants-wildfires-biodiversity/

, Editorial Trainee, Reuters

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