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.
13 Jan 2011
Fieldwork in the coastal forests of northern Mozambique has so far led to the discovery of 20 new species and 50 species not previously recorded in the country.5 likes
04 Jan 2011
Kew's Economic Botany Collection has been a major lender of psychoactive plants to the Wellcome Collection's exhibition 'High Society'.
29 Dec 2010
This landmark international resource is a working list of all land plant species, fundamental to understanding and documenting plant diversity and effective conservation of plants. This accomplishment is crucial to plant conservation efforts worldwide.40 likes
23 Dec 2010
In the space of 17 months, the status of the tiny Ascension Island parsley fern (Anogramma ascensionis) has gone from 'thought extinct' to 'secure' because of the amazing collaborative efforts of a small group of very dedicated people.
22 Dec 2010
A rare UK native plant has been ‘adopted’ by the Uckfield Community Technology College, with the seeds safely stored in Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst.15 likes
21 Dec 2010
Martin Hamilton from Kew's UK Overseas Territories team reports on the latest news about the UKOTs Programme specimen digitisation activities.
20 Dec 2010
As the UN’s International Year of Biodiversity draws to a close, scientists at Kew are celebrating the diversity of the planet’s plant and fungal life by highlighting some of the weird, wonderful and stunning discoveries they’ve made this year.12 likes
20 Dec 2010
Defra has today made an announcement about the Spending Review across all of its Arms Length Bodies, more details of which can be found at www.defra.gov.uk.0 likes
17 Dec 2010
Kew's Archives Graduate Trainee, Sarah, blogs about her fascinating work and the new skills she is gaining three months in.
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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.
28 Feb 2014
Félix Forest, Head of Molecular Systematics at Kew, describes the co-evolution of pollinators and painted petal irises in the Greater Cape of South Africa.
14 Feb 2014
Madeleine Groves, the CITES Implementation Officer at Kew, describes how the application of science can help combat illegal wildlife trade.
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.