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.
01 Dec 2009
Against all expectations, seed scientists from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank at Wakehurst, germinated 200 year old seeds discovered in The National Archives. Some of these have now grown into healthy plants.6 likes
01 Dec 2009
Eremophila "A48866 Rainbow Valley" is one of a number of species being collected in Australia as part of the Northern Territory project.0 likes
19 Nov 2009
The Millennium Seed Bank conserves seeds of wild species. It might not have existed but for early pioneering work in Spain and at Kew.7 likes
16 Nov 2009
Kew's GIS (Geographical Information Systems) team are in Madagascar to record and map plant life on the island and they're sending live updates from the field via twitter. Madagascar is home to an estimated 10,000–12,000 plant species, over 90% of which are found nowhere else on earth!45 likes
26 Oct 2009
Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank partnership will continue to focus on those parts of the world which are home to some of the world’s poorest people, and where plant diversity is tightly bound to people’s livelihoods.25 likes
Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership ‘top banana’ as it celebrates banking 10% of the world’s wild plant species.
15 Oct 2009
Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank Partnership is celebrating collecting, banking and conserving 10% of the world’s wild plant species by banking its 24,200th plant species.41 likes
30 Sep 2009
Kew's Archive contains scientific correspondence received by Kew's Directors and senior staff from around 1841 to the 1940s. This unique collection is now available via subscription to researchers and academics online.64 likes
Kew scientists successfully collect a beautiful plant that grows only in the remote mountains of North Lebanon
28 Sep 2009
After several failed attempts over the years, Kew scientists celebrate their success in collecting the Helichrysum plicatum plant of North Lebanon.20 likes
28 Sep 2009
The discovery of a new palm genus has revealed that botanists have much still to learn about remote areas such as New Guinea.19 likes
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29 Nov 2013
Tom Heller from Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank brings partners from across the Caribbean together to learn about banking seeds of their native 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.