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04 – Source
SVALDBARD GLOBAL SEED VAULT
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault was created in 2008 to collect the largest variety of seeds coming from every corner of planet Earth and to protect crop biodiversity.
Today the vault stores and registers 1,074,533 types of seeds, catalogued on 87 depositor institutes, 1,165 genus, and 6,334 species.
The facility was created as a response to the several issues that are threatening the planet’s crop diversity, in a time when the need to increase crop yields in a limited surface is particularly urgent.
Estimates show that 9 billion of people will inhabit our planet in 2050, compared to the current 7.5 billion. This is the only way to contrast all of these problems and protect our plant heritage.
This data visualization represent and list of how many types of seeds are distributed in the 87 different depository institutions contained in this seed bank located in the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, in the remote Arctic archipelago of Svalbard about 1200 km from the North Pole by dividing them by origin and category.