Did you know that every flowering plant, from the diminutive orchids to the tallest trees on earth, begins life as a seed? Seeds come in all shapes and sizes, and contain tiny plant embryos that will grow to become the next generation of plants.
The Singapore Botanic Gardens Seed Bank is dedicated to conserving seeds of threatened plant species in Southeast Asia due to climate change and habitat loss. With the capacity to store seeds up to 25,000 species of plants, the Seed Bank seeks to advance research in seed conservation and storage.
This is important as plants has many function from supporting wildlife, absorbing carbon, improving varieties of food crops to providing the key to a medical breakthrough. Extinction of any plant species would be an irreplaceable loss.
You can help reduce the number of plant species that could go extinct!
Your donation will support:
- Collection of Southeast Asian tropical plant seeds
- Preparation and banking of seeds
- Maintaining the seed bank collection
- Research in seed conservation techniques
- Collaboration with seed bank partners and institutions
- Education and outreach efforts on seed banking and conservation
Donate to the Seed Bank via this link here.