Share your story. Inspire the world.

Story of Support

Nestled in the Svalbard archipelago lies a small unassuming-yet-sturdy building created to last forever. While it may look minimal, this building is one of the most important in the world because it holds the key to continual human survival. It houses the world’s largest—and most secure—collection of crop diversity. While the Svalbard Global Seed Vault isn’t the only gene bank in the world, its seed collection is most likely to maintain funding while also withstanding war, natural disasters and climate change. 

Built by the Norwegian government and encouraged by the Crop Trust when the vulnerability of other gene banks came to light, the Global Seed Vault serves as a timeless record of crops throughout generations. It’s meant to ensure—regardless of what happens to the planet—that agriculture can survive and thus, the human race can survive.

Since 1903, over 93% of fruit and vegetable varieties in the U.S. have gone extinct. With a changing climate, the only way agriculture can adapt and continue to feed the world is with crop diversity. The Global Seed Vault’s mission is to ensure agriculture remains resilient to environmental changes.

There are currently over 880,000 samples in the vault—seeds from every country in the world. Ultimately, the hope is to greatly increase this number. The vault has the ability to store 4.5 million varieties of crops and a maximum of 2.5 billion seeds.

It’s every citizen’s moral duty—and in the world’s best interest—to come together to fund the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, helping it not just survive, but thrive. Every $625 saves a single crop variety. Please join GoPro in supporting Crop Trust’s Seed Vault to safeguard crop diversity, forever. 

Want to get involved? Visit

More Causes

GRACE: The Gorilla Rehabilitation and Conservation Education Center
Rehabilitation and hope for Congo’s imperiled gorillas.
Skate Like a Girl
Challenging stereotypes, empowering youth and building community through skateboarding.
International Fund for Animal Welfare
Rescuing, rehabilitating and re-releasing raptors in Beijing.
Range of Motion Project
Using prosthetic limbs as instruments of personal empowerment.
Caring for Cambodia
These dedicated educators are shaping Cambodia’s tomorrow—one student at a time.
Great Plains Foundation
Every 7.5 hours, a rhino is poached. See how you can save them.
Youth Speaks
Youth Speaks believes that literacy is a need, not a want.
City Surf Project
Connecting urban youth with the ocean.
Team Gleason
Founded to help those diagnosed with ALS to live life to the fullest
Improving the lives of vulnerable children in South Africa.
Cloudbase Nepal
Aid in the Form of Paragliders and Hang Gliders.
Oceanic Preservation Society
Inspiring people to save the oceans.
Mauli Ola Foundation
Surfing as a natural treatment to people.
Panthera, Do you believe there should be tigers forever?