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The Australian Seed Bank Partnership’s mission is a national effort to conserve Australia’s native plant diversity through collaborative and sustainable seed collecting, banking, research and knowledge sharing. Our vision is a future where Australia’s native plant diversity is valued, understood and conserved for the benefit of all.

Collecting and storing seed in seed banks is one of the most powerful ways to combat the global decline of plant diversity. It offers an insurance policy against the further loss of plant species.

World of Seeds galleryThe Partnership unites the expertise of twelve institutions, including botanic gardens, herbaria, state environmental agencies and non-government organisations.


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National Science Week - Greenlight for Girls, Canberra 2017

Greenlight for Girls is an international organisation based in Brussels, boasting over 500 volunteers across every continent. The organisation is dedicated to inspire girls of all ages and backgrounds to pursue STEM subjects. The Australian Seed Bank Partnership joined Bush Blitz at Melrose Senior High School on 12 August to deliver a Biodiversity Detectives workshop as part of this year’s Greenlight for Girls event in Canberra.



CHABG Annual General Meeting 2016

The Australian Seed Bank Partnership’s Board, The Council of Heads of Australian Botanic Gardens Inc. (CHABG), held its annual general meeting in October 2016 at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens. The members of CHABG met to discuss the future strategic priorities of the Australian Seed Bank Partnership Programme and were able to participate in some hands-on fieldwork themselves!

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Australian native seeds: a digital image library

The digital imaging of seeds is a very important part of the behind-the-scenes work that goes into successfully banking seeds, and helps to uncover information about seed traits. The Australian native seeds: a digital image library is a Government-funded project aiming to collect images of seeds from 1000 species of Australian plants by June 2017.