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Kew Garden's Seedbank lecture

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Kew Garden's Seedbank lecture

Time: March 9, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: W5 Odyssey Arena
City/Town: Belfast
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Phone: 028 9046 7719
Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Environment Education Forum
Latest Activity: Feb 8, 2010

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The Royal Botanic Garden, Kew’s Millenium Seed Bank (MSB) has collected seed from 10% of the world’s plant species, and by 2002 aims to have a quarter of all plant diversity represented in its vaults. The MSB currently works in over 50 countries in every continent and the species it collects are dependent on local priorities. Rare, threatened and useful species generally come first. In this presentation, Dr Paul Smith, Head of the MSB explains how MSB seed collectors go about their work.Local heroes Kew poster .pdf

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