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03 Nov 2010
Congo-Brazzaville is the least surveyed forested country in tropical Africa for wild plant species. Botanists from Kew undertook fieldwork in the country for the first time in 2009.1 like
01 Nov 2010
Kew's Director, Professor Stephen Hopper talks about Kew's response to the agreement reached in Nagoya last week to protect the natural environment. A positive outcome for conserving the world's biodiversity.14 likes
29 Oct 2010
Defra today announced its Public Bodies Reform Bill, which includes Kew. Read the latest update here.5 likes
26 Oct 2010
The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. A recent study by Kew and partners has further revealed that that one fifth of plant species are also at risk - including Caliphruria tenera. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched today at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, in Nagoya, Japan.6 likes
26 Oct 2010
Alongside the three exhibitions we have each year at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, we also hold a variety of inspiring events to support the message behind our exhibitions and highlight other work being carried out by Kew.
25 Oct 2010
We have been answering competitors’ questions over the last few weeks as everyone prepares their entries for International Garden Photographer of the Year Competition 2010/11. The deadline for competition entries is 30 November 2010. Here we share those answers!
25 Oct 2010
The remains of an historic estate have been revealed in Kew's country garden at Wakehurst.2 likes
22 Oct 2010
As a new study shows that world plants are as threatened as mammals, Nick Johnson talks about a plant close to his heart that he is caring for in the Tropical Nursery. Here he describes his expedition, recalling where he saw it in the wild.
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