A Russian university is planning to create a databank of the DNA of all living species. Moscow State University will collect and store the DNA in a facility on campus. There are more than 1.5 million species known at this time, with more undiscovered.
Norway has been doing something unprecedented for about 7 years. They’ve been building the largest vault of seeds. The idea is to store seeds in case crops become extinct; as protection for the future. The vault is located in Svalbard, an archipelago north of Norway. It’s kind of like a Noah’s Ark for seeds.