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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.

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

National Seed Science Forum 2016

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Call for Proposals

We are calling for proposals for oral, rapid fire or poster presentations for our upcoming National Seed Science Forum in March 2016.



Conference - Seed Ecology V in 2016

The International Society for Seed Science is hosting the V Seed Ecology Conference in Brazil from 21-25 August 2016.



Announcing Keynote Speakers for National Seed Science Forum 2016

The Australian Seed Bank Partnership is pleased to announce the keynote speakers for the National Seed Science Forum in March 2016 are Dr Christina Walters, Professor Kingsley Dixon and Professor Angela Moles.

Partner Stories

Collecting in the Gammon Ranges

The South Australian Seed Conservation Centre team have recently been collecting in the Gammon Ranges for the Partnership's 1000 Species Project and the Royal Botanic Garden Kew's C4 project.

Ptilotus disparilis flower (Jenny Guerin BGSA)

Solanum elachophyllum (Jason Halford, BBG)

Seeds for Life and Cockatoo Coal

The Queensland team has been targeting endangered solanum species as part of their recent plant conservation efforts.