Svalbard Global Seed Vault Current Affairs, GK & News
Seed bank is a type of gene bank that aims to preserve genetic diversity in the form of seeds. Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a secure seed bank located on the Spitsbergen Island of Norway. It was started by Cary Flower, an American agriculturist, also known as the “father” of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, in association with the ..
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault was upgraded recently after flooding of its entrance tunnel in 2017. The newly water-proofed vault currently houses over a million seeds. Svalbard Global Seed Vault Svaldbard Global Seed Vault was opened in 2008 to act as a failsafe storage for the seeds of the world’s plants. It houses samples of ..
It is a facility located on a remote island in the Arctic Ocean and it houses the world’s largest collection of seeds. The seeds can be of use in the event of a global catastrophe or when some species is lost due to natural disasters. It is therefore also referred to as the doomsday vault. ..