Save the Pavlovsk Station

At a time of severe climatic event and the worst forest fires in Russia’s history, it is unfathomable that the government may allow Real Estate Developers to do what the Nazis couldn’t — bulldoze the Pavlovsk Experimental Station that holds thousands of varieties of apples, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, currants and other crops, 90 percent of which are not found anywhere else in the world. During the siege of Leningrad in WWII, the scientists at the station starved to death rather than eat the valuable seeds contained in the collection.

The Global Crop Diversity Trust has organized a petition which can be signed here.