Kew Magazine - Conservation
Browse through our selected articles below to find out how Kew conserves plants and habitats in the UK and around the world.
Where the wild chocolate grows
In western society, chocolate is never far from our minds. This popular treat has a fascinating history, some intriguing uses, and is a compelling reason to protect our tropical rainforests.
With climate change threatening coffee harvests, Kew's research into wild species of Coffea is ever more vital.
Dear Diary...Having a whale of a time
The UK Overseas Territories include the island of South Georgia. We follow Kew's UKOTs team and Herbarium colleagues as they head south to research and preserve the wild flora of this wild island.
Piecing together the jigsaw
Habitats aren't easy to repair once damaged, but Kew's innovative, collaborative approach to restoration ecology looks set to produce big results as Bruce Pavlik explains.
How to make a meadow
Carolyn Fry investigates the UK Native Seed Hub and why Kew's seed bank has got involved with providing native wildflower seeds for restoration projects in the UK.
Growing your own
Gail Vines meets the MGU Useful Plants Project team to hear about the wide-ranging benefits of linking plant conservation with community development in Africa and Mexico.
WINNER OF THE PLANTS AND WELL BEING AWARD AT THE GARDEN MEDIA GUILD AWARDS 2011
Desperately Seeking Species
Carolyn Fry reveals how Kew's scientists are working in unchartered territories to discover new species before its too late.
FINALIST IN ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER CATEGORY GARDEN MEDIA GUILD AWARDS
Andrew Jackson, head of Wakehurst Place, looks at the many benefits of coppicing Wakehurst's woodlands.
Trouble in paradise
Kew's Colin Clubbe travels to the remote Indian Ocean islands of Chagos to help assess and restore their native flora. (Issue: winter 2010)
Saving a world of diversity
To mark the International Year of Biodiversity, Carolyn Fry finds out why Kew's work to conserve biodiversity, both in the UK and around the world, is so important. (Issue: summer 2010)
FINALIST FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL WRITER GARDEN MEDIA GUILD AWARD 2010.
Kew celebrated the International Year of Biodiversity with a sumptuous display of butterflies and pollinators in the Princess of Wales Conservatory. Kew's wildlife officer, Sandra Bell, encourages you to seek out the host of amazing native insects at Kew and in your own garden, which are so vital for pollination. (Issue: summer 2010)
Wakehurst's conservation and woodlands manager, Iain Parkinson, reports on vital research under way at Wakehurst and the University of Sussex to halt the decline in honeybees. (Issue: summer 2010)
Drop by drop
Kew's Richard Wilford reveals why it's necessary to crawl around the remote, freezing hilltops of Georgia for the sake of snowdrop conservation. (Issue: winter 2009)
The magic of meadows
Iain Parkinson explains why England's meadows are under threat and takes you through Wakehurst's ancient hay meadow - a safe haven for native flora and fauna. (Issue: summer 2009)
A threatened paradise
Kew's UK Overseas Territories team - Colin Clubbe, Martin Hamilton and Marcella Corcoran - reveal Kew's vital conservation work on the Turks and Caicos Islands. (Issue: summer 2009)
Good morning, Vietnam
Gail Vines reports on Kew's latest trip to the jungles of Vietnam to help assess and conserve the rich, native flora. (Issue: spring 2009)
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