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.
17 Feb 2011
Kit Strange from Kew’s Hardy Display Section has recently returned from the Falkland Islands, where she worked with partners from Falklands Conservation on the continuing development of a collection of native plants.
14 Feb 2011
The fifth and sixth books in the Cameroon Conservation Checklist series have been published, covering the regions of Dom and the Lebialem Highlands of Cameroon.2 likes
04 Feb 2011
For the first time ever, visitors to Kew will be able to see two unique plants from the Caribbean island of Montserrat (normally kept safely behind the scenes) during the Volunteer Guides' hands-on sessions in this year’s Tropical Extravaganza.
27 Jan 2011
Find out how Kew botanists were able to confirm the identity of the comb fern, a tiny plant believed to be extinct in the Falkland Islands until it was spotted growing on the island of West Falkland more than 180 years after its only previous sighting there.
18 Jan 2011
Find out how Kew botanists, specialising in the flora of southeast Asia, get together every Friday afternoon for the 'family sort' of specimens newly arrived to the Herbarium.
15 Jan 2011
Kew is delighted to announce that it is working in partnership with The Times to create a garden showcasing the significance of plants to science and society, through an eye-catching and innovative design by Chelsea gold medallist Marcus Barnett.42 likes
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14 Mar 2014
China Williams, from Kew’s Conventions and Policy Section, reports on the latest international meeting to discuss a new legally binding regime governing access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits – the Nagoya Protocol.
07 Mar 2014
William Milliken, Head of Kew's Tropical America team, examines the importance of Kew's collection of over seven million herbarium specimens, and how this resource is being used to tackle the global challenges of our time.
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.