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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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Oct

Get Your Seed Stamps from Australia Post!

The Australian Seed Bank Partnership recently collaborated with Australia Post to release a set of $1 stamps featuring seeds of three threatened Australian native species.

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Jul

Australasian Seed Science Conference 2020

 

Earlier this year we asked for feedback on the next iteration of the Australian Seed Bank Partnership’s National Seed Science Forum. We received a great deal of feedback and have used this to develop a conference experience for the broader seed science community.

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Jun

Seed collecting in the Northern Territory

During May the steering committee of the Australian Seed Bank Partnership met at the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens in the Northern Territory for our annual face to face meeting. Partners from across Australia’s conservation and restoration seed banks spent two days evaluating projects from the past 12 months and workshopping priorities for the years ahead. 

Partner Stories

Seed Banking Australia $1 Stamp Release

The Australian Seed Bank Partnership recently collaborated with Australia Post to release a set of $1 stamps featuring seeds of three threatened Australian native species. The Seed Banking Australia stamp release includes Rytidosperma clelandii, Epacris petrophila and Petrophile latericola. The stamps and accompanying promotional materials feature images from each of the conservation seed banks of the Australian Seed Bank Partnership. 

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Back from the dead: the rediscovery of a presumed extinct Acacia

Acacia prismifolia was known from only two plant collections; the first collected in 1901 and the second in 1933, before being listed as being presumed extinct in the 1990’s after extensive searches failed to find any trace of the species.