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Restoring habitats in the Falkland Islands, one seed at a time

by: Alicky Davey and Tom Heller, UK Overseas Territories team blog
22 Feb 2013

Alicky Davey from Falklands Conservation and Tom Heller from Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank explain how collecting wild plant seed can help restore eroded habitats and pastures in the Falkland Islands.

Photo of Vendicari wetland in Sicily

Seed collecting in Mediterranean islands

21 Feb 2013

A new initiative aims to ensure the survival of 900 plant species in six Mediterranean islands.


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Kew's blackout trees

by: Anthony Hall, Arboretum team blog
20 Feb 2013

During the blackout in the Second World War, the edges of kerbs and some kerbside trees around Kew were painted white to help drivers find their way. Over sixty years later some trees on the Kew road still show traces of that time!

539 Rosa spinosissima Dunwich

Chemical clues to rosy relationships

14 Feb 2013

Compounds discovered in a species of rose native to the UK may help to unravel the complex taxonomy of Rosa.


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Photographing the winter garden

by: Philip Smith, International Garden Photographer blog
13 Feb 2013

IGPOTY director Philip Smith is inspired by the colours and textures in the winter garden and suggests some tips and techniques to help you get the best from your chilly images

GeoCAT map editor

GeoCAT

12 Feb 2013

A new online tool to help with Red List assessments


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Abelmoschus esculentus seeds

Difficult seeds-Abelmoschus esculentus

12 Feb 2013

Gallery of images for Abelmoschus esculentus, a species that is part of Kew's Difficult Species pages.


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Conserving portraits of Kew botanists

by: Emma Le Cornu, Library, Art and Archives blog
11 Feb 2013

Discover the fascinating conservation work which has recently taken place on pastel portraits from Kew's Illustrations collection.

Food for when all else fails - collect from the wild or cultivate?

by: Tim Harris, Herbarium blog
11 Feb 2013

A successful yam cultivation project in Madagascar cannot keep up with demand for cultivated yams.

08 Feb 2013


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Adansonia digitata (baobab)

Adansonia digitata
baobab

Nearly all parts of the baobab tree are used by people, including the hollowed-out trunks that have been used as a pub, toilet and prison!

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