A Seed Bank To Survive The Apocalypse

The Svalbard Seed Vault is the world's largest collection of biodiversity. Located in an underground facility in a mountain in Norway, this is a massive gene bank that holds more than 700,000 seed samples. This vault was built in case global disaster wipes out important natural plant life. (Images from The Global Crop Diversity Trust, with modifications.)

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Key Facts In This Video

  1. The Svalbard Seed Vault is an underground facility built into a mountain in Norway. 00:06

  2. The Svalbard Seed Vault is 800 miles south of the North Pole, and could survive global disasters. 00:44

  3. See real images of the Svalbard Seed Vault: 02:04

Written by Curiosity Staff July 2, 2015