Science and conservation news
Keep up to date with the latest science and conservation news and blogs from Kew. Here you will find all the latest articles about our work in the UK and around the world. Research news of interest to specialists is reported in our specialist science news page and our newsletter Kew Scientist.
29 Jun 2012
Watch our 'fly on the wall' documentary, produced by Al Jazeera, and follow Tim Pearce and Paul Kirika in Kenya, as they secure vital seed collections for the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.
19 Jun 2012
Whilst studying herbarium specimens collected from the Caribbean Islands, UKOTs intern Alex Roberts was thrilled to discover photographs taken during a plant collecting expedition to Dominica in 1940, tucked away alongside the plant specimens they portray.
13 Jun 2012
The Trustees are pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Deverell to succeed Professor Stephen Hopper as Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Richard will take up his post in autumn 2012.51 likes
11 Jun 2012
Professor Stephen Hopper, Director (CEO and Chief Scientist) of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has been appointed a ‘Companion of the Order of Australia’, within the Australian Honours System.3 likes
22 May 2012
We are bringing the unique and amazing plants that grow in the UKOTs, including those from the Caribbean, a little closer to you in celebration of International Day of Biological Diversity. Just a shame we can't bring the Caribbean weather too!
15 May 2012
Andrew Budden, one of Kew's volunteer interns, describes how information from preserved specimens of Caribbean plants helps to assess the conservation status of plants native to the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories.
06 Mar 2012
All thirteen of the Falklands’ unique plant species are now being preserved at Kew's Millennium Seed Bank. Botanist Richard Lewis recently managed to track down seed-bearing plants of the silvery buttercup, the thirteenth species, in remote valleys on Weddell Island.
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11 Dec 2013
Scientists at Kew, the Natural History Museum and Oxford University produce the most ambitious e-taxonomic portal ever built for plants, delivering baseline information for all 70,000 monocotyledons (20% of all flowering plants).
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.
14 Sep 2011
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew announced today that Director (CEO and Chief Scientist), Professor Stephen Hopper FLS will step down in autumn 2012 after six years in the job.