Seed banks need to do more

Seed banks must become more than “stamp-collections” of species if global conservation efforts are to be successful, according to two eminent plant biologists.

They write in Science this week that effective seed banks are essential to stemming the tide of extinction and environmental degradation.

“Most of the world’s seed banks dedicated to wild species have seed holdings that are barely sufficient to provide seed for but a few percent of the areas in need,” they write.

Read more at Science Magazine