I just sent in my comments to the Russian President Medvedev and Prime Minister Putin asking that they halt the destruction of the world's first seed bank. Widely considered the crown jewel “of agricultural biodiversity”, 90% of the varieties found in the Pavlovsk Station's collection are not found anywhere else. In an age of climate change and dwindling resources, it is vital for our survival that we maintain this priceless biological collection. The world needs to know that biodiversity and the future of the planet are more important than new "housing developments". Please act today - it only takes a moment.