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March 23, 2012 10:31 AM   Subscribe

The Fungarium & The Millenium Seed Bank Partnership:
A Pair of 5-minute Documentaries on the Research Institutions at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London. (Previously 1 , Previously 2)
posted by lemuring (4 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Cool. Saving species from extinction is an actual career these days with a bright future.
posted by stbalbach at 11:12 AM on March 23, 2012

Some very well shot pieces, these.

Dat shallow depth of field...
posted by steamynachos at 12:13 PM on March 23, 2012

Great links.

Personally, I think the hobbyist collectors who continually cultivate rare species will probably do more than the seed banks for preserving biodiversity assuming they are not completely outlawed but it is handy to have the Kew as a backup.
posted by srboisvert at 12:40 PM on March 23, 2012

Lovely, thanks for posting.
posted by LobsterMitten at 12:08 AM on March 24, 2012

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