Barcode Wales is now complete. It would not have been possible without sponsorship from the people of Wales. It’s not too late to get involved, sponsoring a barcode will allow us to progress on our project to DNA barcode the rest of the UK flora. For just £25, pick a species to sponsor and be part of our exciting aim to DNA barcode the flowering plants of the UK. Each donation to the project really does make a difference.

Sponsor a barcode for £25

Choose the species that you would like to sponsor from our list Welsh native flowering plants. As a thank you for your donation, you will receive:

  • A certificate showing the DNA barcode of your sponsored species.
  • Your name will appear next to your chosen species on our website and on the international DNA barcode database (if you would rather your name did not appear, just let us know).

Over the next few years we will be expanding our research to develop applications using our barcodes. These will focus on using the barcode information in practical ways to conserve biodiversity and improve peoples’ lives.

How does your money get spent?

By sponsoring a barcode you are making a direct contribution to the ongoing costs of supporting DNA barcoding and its applications at the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Your money will pay for the costs of extracting DNA; amplifying and sequencing the barcode genes. It will also pay for our research to develop DNA barcoding applications. If more than one person chooses to support the same species all names will be linked to that species. The certificates, with DNA barcodes, that you will receive, represent our thank you for your donation and have no commercial value. Your details are required only for us to post certificates and will not be passed on to any third party. To sponsor a barcode by credit or debit card, telephone 01558 667168. If you wish to pay by cheque please send it to the address below and make it payable to the National Botanic Garden of Wales. National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carmarthenshire, SA32 8HG. You will need to let us know the name of the plant species whose barcode you would like to sponsor, along with your name and address and the name that you would like to appear on your certificate. Thank you for your support!