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.
22 Jul 2011
Start, an initiative by HRH The Prince of Wales to inspire the UK public to take simple steps towards achieving more sustainable living, is delighted to announce Start@Kew, a five day event at Kew Gardens full of simple ideas to get you started.48 likes
08 Jul 2011
The death of the botanist Henry Trimen in 1896 was said to have 'baffled' his physicians, but evidence uncovered in Kew's Directors' Correspondence archive suggests his doctors may have killed him – accidentally of course!
01 Jul 2011
Using Kew's historic botanical specimens, Shayla Ellick has spent a undergraduate sandwich-placement year finding out about the 600 plant species found on the UK Overseas Territory(UKOT) of Bermuda. Combining digital high resolution images of the preserved plant specimens with information about the plants gathered from Kew's libraries and online botanical databases, she has added over 700 specimens to the UKOTs' Online Herbarium, to provide an invaluable conservation resource for the island.
30 Jun 2011
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is helping with tree propagation and planting schemes in Africa. During 2010, nearly 62,000 seedlings of 203 tree species were produced in the initiative.11 likes
17 Jun 2011
Issue 39 of Kew Scientist, our science and conservation newsletter, is now available and has the International Year of Forests 2011 as one of its themes.4 likes
10 Jun 2011
Kew is delighted to be a partner in INQUIRE, a pan-European project which aims to reinvigorate inquiry-based science education.3 likes
Kew supporters celebrate the publication of 'The last great plant hunt - the story of Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank'
10 Jun 2011
Kew's newest book title was given a great launch with authors, supporters of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank and staff attending a celebratory party in the Nash Conservatory, to welcome the book's publication.11 likes
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29 Nov 2013
Tom Heller from Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank brings partners from across the Caribbean together to learn about banking seeds of their native 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.