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The Svalbard Seed vault: A genetic repository for humankind, looking towards an uncertain future. Project started in 1984. What is the Svalbard Seed vault? It is a hardened storage facility located offshore Norway in a remote island chain known as Svalbard. (78.235867°N 15.491374°E) This is a special facility for storing rare and important varieties of seed from around the world.  Any country is allowed to deposit seeds into the vault and retain the rights to withdraw them at a later date. A link to the project website: Saving seeds helps to prevent the extinction of these species. With a repository of...

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