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.
The Partnership unites the expertise of twelve institutions, including botanic gardens, herbaria, state environmental agencies and non-government organisations.
Joint conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) & the New Zealand Ecological Society (NZES) from 19-23 November 2016.
The National Standards for the Practice of Ecological Restoration in Australia were launched at the National Seed Science Forum, the Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, on 15 March. The proceedings were officiated by the Threatened Species Commissioner, Gregory Andrews.
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) 2016 Tree Seed Physiology and Technology Conference will be held 29 June-1 July 2016 in the UK.
As part of our 1000 Species Project, the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens has been collecting the critically endangered Atalaya brevialata.