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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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Jan

Abstracts and Early-bird registration dates extended

The current bushfires throughout Australia are having a significant impact across large parts of the country. We know that many of our Australian colleagues are assisting with the immediate fire response or preparing and protecting their homes and botanic gardens from the threat of fires. It is a truly devastating time.

12

Dec

Website updates on their way...

Recently we have received feedback from visitors to our website that they are experiencing problems accessing or viewing our content. We are working on updating the site in 2020 so please bare with us while we do so. If you are unable to access the page you need, please email info@seedpartnership.org.au and we will do what we can to provide you with the information you need.

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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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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.