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.
03 Sep 2010
The letters of 19th century naturalist and botanist, James Motley, in Kew's Directors' Correspondence archive tell the story of his journey through the Singapore Straits to reach Sumatra. Read about his fascinating encounters and observations of island culture.
24 Aug 2010
Is the loss of the planet’s biodiversity a greater threat than climate change? Join in the debate, hosted at Kew, on 25 August 2010.5 likes
23 Aug 2010
Read about the work of the Marianne North conservators and how you can come and see a demonstration by the team.
18 Aug 2010
Jamaican artefacts from Kew go on display at the Royal College of Physicians - marking the 350th anniversary of the birth of Sir Hans Sloane, botanist, physician and collector.
17 Aug 2010
Read about the new Library, Art & Archives Reading Room and how it has transformed services for staff and visitors.
26 Jul 2010
At Kew Gardens today, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman signalled a new approach to environment policy, calling for everyone, from birdwatchers to big business, to shape the government’s Natural Environment White Paper.12 likes
21 Jul 2010
Read about a letter from K. S. Ranjitsinhji in the Asian Directors' Correspondence archive. Ranji was an Indian King and is also regarded as one of the best cricket batsmen of the Empire.
12 Jul 2010
Read about the Shirley Sherwood Gallery at Kew, the world's first continuously open gallery dedicated to botanical art.
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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.