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.
Donate today to win!
GoPro is pleased to announce that by donating today, you not only help fund Crop Trust’s Seed Vault, but you can also enter two GoPro promotions to win exciting prizes!
Win a GoPro HERO5 Black and Remo.
Donate $25 or more to Crop Trust by March 28, 2017 for the chance to win a GoPro HERO5 Black and Remo! (Terms + Conditions apply; please read the official rules for details.)
Grand Prize (Five winners)
GoPro will donate $1,000 to a qualified nonprofit of your choice.
Donate any amount to Crop Trust and/or future GoPro for a Cause campaigns through June 30, 2017 for the chance to select a qualified nonprofit to receive $1,000 from GoPro. (Terms + Conditions apply; please read the official rules for details.)