SHARJAH, 17th November, 2015 (WAM) – H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, today visited the Sharjah Seed Bank and Herbarium, Sharjah Research Academy.


Sheikh Sultan was briefed on the bank’s modern facilities and laboratories to preserve the environmental heritage of seeds and herbs in the UAE.


Botanists at the bank said since 2012 they collected 5,000 plant samples from across the Emirates of which around 3,000 were classified and indexed into 415 species.


The bank aims to preserve the genetic origins of terrestrial plants through seed genes.