The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership represents the largest and most ambitious ex situ plant conservation initiative in the world. Today, more than 20% of our plant species are faced with the threat of extinction. The MSBP is a worldwide partnership aiming to save plants most at risk and most useful for the future. The network of partners now spans 50 countries with some 120 actively participating institutions. Together we have already secured more than 10% of the world's wild plant species in seed banks across this network.
Data available depends entirely on the policies of each participating MSB partner. Data falls into three main categories:
Seed accession data: Default data includes Donor seed bank accession numbers; locality and collector; sampling methodology; verified identification; and an estimate of seed quantities.
Germination test data: Any associated germination test data of the above accessions can be offered through the MSBP Data Warehouse. This includes information on all germination tests carried out on material thus far duplicated to the Millennium Seed Bank.
Georeferenced data: Non-sensitive species may include geographic co-ordinates data that can be mapped in the Data Warehouse using the built-in BRAHMS online mapping tools. Publication of co-ordinates data is at partners' discretion.