Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Australian Botanic Garden

Save a Species

It is estimated that worldwide up to 50% of plant species face extinction.

That's a significant threat to our planet. Every plant performs vital functions that make life on earth possible. 

How you can help

Donations will help us to protect an endangered plant species. By joining the Save a Species campaign today, you will help us protect our planet.

Get sponsored for a challenge or activity and raise funds with friends and family or donate now and give a gift to someone special.

However you decide to get involved, you will be helping to preserve plants and the important roles they perform.

How does it work?

Save a Species is supporting the NSW Seedbank - an amazing way of storing seeds and plant DNA to prevent the loss of plant species from ecological habitats.

The NSW Seedbank is part of the Millennium Seed Bank project described by Sir David Attenborough as 'perhaps the most important conservation initiative ever.'

Through this network the NSW Seedbank has helped bank 10% of the world's plant species and is committed to reaching 25% by 2020.

Our Seedbank is targeting plants most at risk from climate change and human activities to ensure the powerful blueprints contained in plant DNA aren't lost forever.

Eremophila maculata©Anne Geddes
Eremophila maculata, Spotted Emu Bush
Acacia salicina©Anne Geddes
Acacia salicina, Native Willow 

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Actinotus-helianthi©Anne Geddes
Actinotus helianthi, Flannel Flower

Telopea-speciosissima©Anne Geddes
Telopea speciosissima, Waratah

Pycnosorus-globosus©Anne Geddes
Pycnosorus globosus, Billy Buttons

Daviesia-ulicifolia©Anne Geddes
Daviesia ulicifolia, Gorse Bitter Pea

The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust would like to thank the Geddes Group for their support of the NSW Seedbank. Anne Geddes' latest book is Beginnings - an exploration of new life.

Images copyright Anne Geddes