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.
02 May 2013
In this guest blog from the Trading Consequences team, find out how digital data produced by Kew's Directors' Correspondence team is being brought to life and can be used to visualise the British Empire's 19th Century trade networks
29 Apr 2013
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is delighted to announce the appointment of Richard Barley as Director of Kew Gardens’ Horticulture.8 likes
26 Apr 2013
Many of the unique plant species growing in the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) are under threat. Kew’s Herbarium specimens provide important clues to help us identify those that are in greatest danger.
25 Apr 2013
Applications are now open for a position on the Kew Board of Trustees.0 likes
12 Apr 2013
I’ve been hearing more about the forthcoming IncrEdibles festival and it really sounds pretty amazing, even by Kew standards!
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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.