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Cherokee Nation Will Become First US Tribe to Protect Their Seeds in 'Doomsday' Vault


February 11, 2020

If the worst ever happens, there's a special place on Earth from which plant life might just have the best chance to spring anew. That place is the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

Often dubbed the 'Doomsday Vault', this fortress-like bunker in Norway stores almost a million samples of food crop seeds, in case of future crises like wars, disasters, or climate change. It's an insurance policy, basically, to protect and preserve plant life for an unknown future – and it's about to receive a first-of-its-kind contribution.


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