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.
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.
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
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
25 Mar 2011
A study using scanning electron microscopy has revealed that the keeled petals of Leguminosae and Polygalaceae are fundamentally different.3 likes
24 Mar 2011
Scientists from Kew and Brazil are analysing data from field experiments to determine the best way to manage trees for sustainable fuelwood production.0 likes
23 Mar 2011
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership team in Georgia made an exciting discovery in October last year when local nature lovers alerted the team to the presence of cyclamen in a district in West Georgia.23 likes
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14 May 2013
A new hypothesis has been proposed on why some seeds are hard.
10 May 2013
Caffeine in the nectar of coffee and citrus flowers manipulates the memory of pollinating bees.
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.