About Campaignends 01 Jul 2020, 11:59 PM
The Singapore Botanic Gardens Seed Bank is dedicated to conserving seeds of threatened plant species in Southeast Asia due to climate change and habitat loss. With the capacity to store seeds up to 25,000 species of plants, the Seed Bank seeks to advance research in seed conservation and storage.
This is important as plants has many function from supporting wildlife, absorbing carbon, improving varieties of food crops to providing the key to a medical breakthrough. Extinction of any plant species would be an irreplaceable loss.
You can help reduce the number of plant species that could go extinct! Your tax deductible donation will support:
- Collection of Southeast Asian tropical plant seeds
- Preparation and banking of seeds
- Maintaining the seed bank collection
- Research in seed conservation techniques
- Collaboration with seed bank partners and institutions
- Education and outreach efforts on seed banking and conservation
Note: All donations to Garden City Fund (GCF) with a valid NRIC/FIN number (individual) or local UEN/Business Registration Number (organisation) are 2.5 times tax-deductible. Your donation details will be provided to IRAS and included in your next tax assessment.
About the Charity
Established by the National Parks Board (NParks) in 2002, GCF is managed independently as a charity, where 100% of donations raised go towards projects it supports. The charity hopes to cultivate a love for the environment, promote a sense of ownership, and encourage the community to play a part in preserving Singapore's legacy as a lush and vibrant biophilic City in a Garden. Through partnerships with organisations and individuals, GCF provides a platform for the community to be involved and contribute towards conservation, research, outreach and education initiatives.