Monthly Archives: April 2016

Yeah! You got us right World Seed Bank. We might have heard about banks which keepour money and other important things safe and sound. But there is one more bank named SVALBARD GLOBAL SEED VAULT. Deep inside a mountain on a remote island in the Svalbard archipelago, halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, lies the Global Seed Vault. The name of the mountain where this vault lies is “Platåberget” which means Plateau Mountain in English.

The storage capacity of this vault is 4.5 million samples where each sample contains 500 seeds approximately, so maximum numbers of seeds are around 2.25 billion which can be stored here. It is designed to cope with the worst nightmare of apocalypse and case of global catastrophe. Almost every country is a contributor here; like Brazil, Mexico, India and even North Korea has a deposit here.

The first withdrawal was made because of war in Syria. This vault is funded by Norway and the organization crop trust.