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The Nagoya Protocol comes a step closer to fruition

By: China Williams - 14 Mar 2014

China Williams, from Kew’s Conventions and Policy Section, reports on the latest international meeting to discuss a new legally binding regime governing access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits – the Nagoya Protocol.


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What's in a collection? The Herbarium at Kew

By: William Milliken - 07 Mar 2014

William Milliken, Head of Kew's Tropical America team, examines the importance of Kew's collection of over seven million herbarium specimens, and how this resource is being used to tackle the global challenges of our time.


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Pollinator-driven speciation in painted petal irises

By: Félix Forest - 28 Feb 2014

Félix Forest, Head of Molecular Systematics at Kew, describes the co-evolution of pollinators and painted petal irises in the Greater Cape of South Africa.


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Evelyn Cheesman’s blue orchid

By: André Schuiteman - 21 Feb 2014

André Schuiteman, senior researcher in orchids at Kew, relates the discovery by the intrepid Evelyn Cheesman of one of the very few blue-flowered epiphytic orchids, Dendrobium azureum, which he recently described as a new species.


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Carnivorous plants at Kew

By: Thomas Pickering - 20 Feb 2014

Kew’s Tropical Nursery hosts a varied collection of different carnivorous plants from across the world, as Thomas Pickering explains.


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The love potion

By: Tavian Hunter - 19 Feb 2014

Library Graduate Trainee, Tavian Hunter, examines the mythological connections that have been made between plants and love.    


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Bringing orchids from Cambodia

By: Christopher Ryan - 14 Feb 2014

In the third of this series about his orchid hunting trip to Cambodia, Nursery and Orchid Collection Manager, Christopher Ryan, describes bringing the orchids back to Kew.


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Tackling illegal wildlife trade through a scientific and partnership approach

By: Madeleine Groves - 14 Feb 2014

Madeleine Groves, the CITES Implementation Officer at Kew, describes how the application of science can help combat illegal wildlife trade.


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Discovering the secrets of Japanese paper conservation

By: Emma Le Cornu - 13 Feb 2014

Paper conservator, Emma Le Cornu, describes a visit to Tokyo to learn the secrets of Japanese paper conservation.


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New guidebook for Brazilian biodiversity hotspot

By: D. Zappi & W. Milliken - 12 Feb 2014

Daniela Zappi and William Milliken describe Kew's latest contribution to our knowledge of the Brazilian flora.

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Wakehurst car parking - your questions answered

14 Mar 2014
Wakehurst is hosting public meetings about the introduction of car parking charges. You can read here the statement from Head of Wakehurst, Andy Jackson, and responses to questions raised in the meetings.


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Car parking charges at Wakehurst Place

18 Feb 2014
Later this spring we will be introducing charges for car parking at Wakehurst. The charges are likely to commence from mid to late April, but the exact timing will depend on the completion of the installation works.


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