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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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ASBP Social Media Survey Closed

The ASBP Social Media Survey has now closed. A big thank you to all those who took the time to answer the questions, your responses are greatly appreciated. The feedback that we received will be used to improve the way we engage with you online.

Image: Eucalyptus macrorhyncha fruits.



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The Australian Seed Bank Partnership (ASBP) aims to conserve Australia's native botanical resources through the collaboration of conservation seed banks across Australia.

Image: Dodonaea amplisemina, Andrew Crawford



ASBP Annual Report 2016-2017 - available to download!

The Australian Seed Bank Partnership is proud to release its Annual Report for 2016-2017. This year’s report showcases many of the incredible achievements our Partners and their dedicated staff and volunteers have achieved throughout last financial year, as well as where the Partnership is focussing its efforts this year.


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Plants in Peril!

With less than 10 plants left in the wild, the Critically Endangered Verticordia spicata subsp. squamosa is in a perilous situation. Thankfully positive action is being taken to prevent the loss in the wild of this stunning feather flower. Seed collections, made 20 years ago, are being drawn upon to grow plants that will be used to augment an existing