The ways to Support Natural Resources Bank of Iran
- Seed adoption·
- Adopt seeds of a species of your birthplace·
- Adopt a seed accession (population)
- Save a species
- Green tax
- Green inheritance
- Deed of green endowment
- Gallery Nabz Tabiat
With four plant species at risk of extinction every day, it has never been more urgent to protect the endangered plants that may be key to our survival. By adopting a seed, you can help Iran's Natural Resources Gene Bank protect the future of the Iran's plants.
Adopt a seed for 300,000 Rials, seeds of a species of your birthplace for 1,000,000; or save a species outright from 10,000,000 Rials
Help Iran's Natural Resources Gene Bank protect the future of the Iran's plants
Be part of the Iran's most important conservation project
Iran's Natural Resources Gene Bank holds more than 47,000, over 3,500 wild plant species and you can
- Adopt a seed for 300,000 Rials
- Adopt seeds of a species of your birthplace for 1,000,000 Rials
- Save a species for 10,000,000 Rials
Adopt a seed
By adopting a seed for 300,000 Rials and you or the recipient of your choice will receive a full color, personalized certificate (PDF document that you can print).
Adopt seeds of a species of your birthplace
Adopt seeds of a species of your birthplace for 1,000,000 Rials and you or the recipient of your choice will receive a full color, personalized certificate (PDF document that you can print).
Save a Species
Save a species outright for 1,000,000/2,000,000 Rials you or the recipient of your choice will receive a full color, personalized certificate (PDF document that you can print). You will recognized at sponsored species section of Natural Resources Gene Bank website
How does it work? Your questions answered
What will I receive when I 'Adopt a Seed'?
- You will receive an e-mail with a link to your full color, personalized certificate (as a PDF document that you can download and print off). If you bought the Adoption as a Gift, the recipient will receive an email telling them you have bought them a gift Adoption, to the email address you supplied.
- At the end of the year, you may would to renew your seed adoption.
- Sorry, but we don't send out any actual seeds
What does the certificate look like?
The certificate is full color, A4 landscape, personalized with the photograph and Latin name of your chosen seed, together with your name. If you purchase the seed adoption as a gift, the name of the recipient is also shown. You can add a message to either of these as well.
When you complete the payment, you will receive a hard copy or an email confirmation which will have a link to down the certificate in PDF format. If it is a gift, the recipient will receive an email telling them you have purchased them a seed adoption and a link to the certificate (if you supply their e-mail address during the payment process).
What if my adoption is a gift for more than one person?
The adoption certificate will be sent to you via e-mail, therefore you can forward it on or print it off as many times as you need.
How does your money actually save a species?
All plant species which are listed as part of the Adopt a seed for Save a species campaign are species of which seeds have already been banked, at Natural Resources Gene Bank at Research Institute of Forests and Rangelands.
Your donation will be used to maintain the Natural Resources Gene Bank and to collect more species in the future. Your sponsorship of that species will be recognized on a permanent sticker at the Natural Resources Gene Bank. You will also recognize at sponsored species section of Natural Resources Gene Bank websites.
By adopting a seed you are making a contribution to the ongoing costs of maintaining Natural Resources Gene Bank, so that it remains an important resource for the conservation of the Iran's plant species.
To save a species outright today, choose from our Galleries in Adopt a seed website: www.nrgb.rifr-ac.ir, or contact
Tel: 021 44787280-85 (Saturday to Wednesday, 9am - 3pm)
Cell: 09308122273 (Saturday to Wednesday, 9am - 3pm)
A message from manager of Natural Resources Gene Bank
Today, nearly 2000 of 8000 plant species of Iran are faced with the threat of extinction. Plants are dying out largely due to the activities of people. Clearing of primary vegetation, over-exploitation and climate change are all causing species losses.
Iran's Natural Resources Gene Bank aims to save plants of Iran with a focus on plants most at risk and most useful for the future. We have already successfully saved seeds from over 40% of the Iran's wild plant species. Our aim is to secure the safe storage of seed from 100% of the Iran’s bankable plants. We target plants and regions most at risk from climate change and the ever-increasing impact of human activities. We also save the seeds of the Iran's plant life faced with the threat of extinction, and those that could be of most use in the future.
By knowing this fact "nearly 2400 plant species of Iran are faced with the threat of extinction'' we can not sit back and watch plant species disappear. If we stay unconcerned to losing of plant species, we'd lose the animal life that depends on those plants and ultimately we'd lose ourselves.
Join us in the saving species Campaign, because in Natural Resources Gene Bank we need your help to save our plant species
By Adopting a Seed, or Saving a Species, you can play an important part in safeguarding the Iran’s plants. By adopting a seed, we in the natural resources gene bank ensure you that your sponsored species will never extinct.