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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.

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11th Australasian Plant Conservation Conference - update

The Australian Network for Plant Conservation is the national network that links people, research and action in plant conservation. Its upcoming conference 14-18 November 2016, is being hosted by the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. Early bird registrations will be closing on Friday 26 August 2016.



Call for Abstracts

Joint conference of the Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia (SERA) & the New Zealand Ecological Society (NZES) from 19-23 November 2016.

Partner Stories

Collecting Atalaya brevialata (GBDBG)

Securing Atalaya brevialata

As part of our 1000 Species Project, the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens has been collecting the critically endangered Atalaya brevialata.

James Wood having his boots washed to stop the spread of Phytophthora cinnamomi (RTBG)

Biosecurity – Phytophthora in Tasmania

Managing biosecurity risks is a key consideration when ASBP Partners are undertaking field work.