[SOS-PCA] NEWS: 2 Press Releases on the Millennium Seed Bank's Reaching Its 10% Goal

Olivia Kwong plant at plantconservation.org
Fri Oct 16 09:07:53 CDT 2009


BLM Congratulates Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in Seed Banking 10% of the 
World's Flora
October 15, 2009

Washington, D.C. -- BLM Director Bob Abbey today congratulated the Royal 
Botanic Gardens, Kew in its milestone accomplishment of collecting, 
banking, and conserving 10% of the world's wild plant species.  For nearly 
ten years, the BLM has been a partner with Kew's Millennium Seed Bank 
Program in its native seed collection effort.

See the link above for the full text of the press release.



Global Seed Banking Milestone Celebrated by Wildflower Center, 122 Other 
October 15, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas -- An international partnership of 54 countries led by the 
United Kingdom's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is celebrating a decade of 
work to set aside seeds for future generations from 10 percent of the 
world's wild flowering species.

See the link above for the full text of the press release.

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