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The New Zealand Indigenous Flora Seed Bank (NZIFSB) aims to collect the seeds of New Zealand flora, to conserve the biodiversity within New Zealand’s indigenous flora.
New Zealand is recognised as a biodiversity hotspot. We have around 2600 taxa of indigenous plants, with 80 per cent of these classified as endemic and 40% at risk or threatened. Seed banking is a recognised conservation strategy to support in-situ conservation efforts.
Volunteers are a vital part of the seed bank project and there is specific training available for those who volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering contact Jessica Schnell
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Last updated on Thursday 22 November 2018