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Seed Hunters

Follow the SA Seed Conservation Centre seed hunters as they travel the state helping protect our threatened plants from extinction.

The South Australian Seed Conservation Centre is proudly supported by CMV Foundation, Thyne Reid Foundation, Antony & Mary Lou Simpson, ElectraNet and High Noon Trust.

Saving Plants on Kangaroo Island – winter 2021 update

03 September 2021

Following the devastating 2020 bushfires on Kangaroo Island, scientists at the SA Seed Conservation Centre have visited the island a number of times to investigate what botanical treasures have regrown, and to collect seeds and plant specimens with a conservation aim.

What lies beneath?

02 February 2021

Saving seeds on Kangaroo Island following the bushfires of summer 2019-20.

South Aussie seed on new postage stamp!

08 October 2019

Australia Post has today released a selection of stamps that highlight the importance of seed banking. One of them features a rare South Australian grass, Cleland's Wallaby-Grass.

Seed Hunters in the news

06 February 2018

A new discovery of the endangered Arckaringa daisy and a threatened orchids project land the seed team in the news.

Seed Hunters spring update

30 October 2017

The Seed Centre team have been clocking up some k's recently in the hunt for rare SA flora.

Seed hunting in the APY Lands

31 August 2017

Our expert volunteers headed north recently, collecting over 100 plant specimens and recording over 1,500 images!

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