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.
Kew announces Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates and Director of Public Engagement and Learning
27 Apr 2011
Dr Tim Entwisle has been appointed as Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates, and Professor Angela McFarlane as Director of Public Engagement and Learning at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.10 likes
20 Apr 2011
Restoring native vegetation on cleared minefield sites is just one of the many challenges facing conservationists in the Falkland Islands.
12 Apr 2011
Cacao (Theobroma cacao), the plant that gives us chocolate, is just one of many rainforest plant species which are grown and used by people. Find out how Kew's work is helping to protect this species in South America.14 likes
12 Apr 2011
Watch the video and discover the reality of tropical fieldwork! Kew's Tropical America team and Brazilian counterparts explore a remote corner of the Amazon, providing important baseline information for conservation planning and management.
11 Apr 2011
A new stress concept for seeds raises awareness of the challenges scientists face in researching stress associated with changing environments.6 likes
11 Apr 2011
On a recent trip to Angola, UK Minister for Africa, Henry Bellingham MP, presented tree seeds from the Millennium Seed Bank to the Agostinho Neto University in Luanda.0 likes
05 Apr 2011
In Bolivia Kew has been working with local partners to identify conservation priorities, to support the development of protected areas and to catalogue the extraordinary diversity of the country's Compositae (daisy) family.2 likes
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Specialist science news
11 Dec 2013
Scientists at Kew, the Natural History Museum and Oxford University have produced 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.