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.
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
21 Mar 2011
Meet some of Kew's plant experts and find about more about the impact that climate change is having on the health of the world's plant life. Discover why plants have such a vital role to play in slowing the pace of climate change, and see how Kew's global science and conservation work is helping to carve a brighter future for both people and plants.5 likes
17 Mar 2011
A new family of flowering plants has been described to accommodate Petenaea cordata, a species of uncertain affinities.7 likes
17 Mar 2011
Kew conservationists are thrilled to have identified a rare shrub at several previously unknown sites on Virgin Gorda in the Caribbean.
15 Mar 2011
Samara is the newsletter of the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership.2 likes
14 Mar 2011
Staff at Wakehurst Place have reintroduced a critically endangered UK sedge to a site in Surrey.1 like
09 Mar 2011
A new project at Kew will clarify species concepts in British waxcap fungi, and identify those species most in need of conservation.3 likes
09 Mar 2011
Follow Tony Hall, Manager of the Arboretum at Kew, on his visit to the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens. See the new rock garden they are creating and look at the wonderful array of wild Narcissus, orchids and spring flowering shrubs in the mountains of southern Spain.
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Specialist science news
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.