The Seed Vault

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The Seed Vault

The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seedbank located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen near the town of Longyearbyen in the remote Arctic Svalbard archipelago.

The facility was established to preserve a wide variety of plant seeds from locations worldwide in an underground cavern.

The Seed Vault holds duplicate samples, or “spare” copies, of seeds held in genebanks worldwide.

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