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Vote for Grow Wild flagship sites

Grow Wild Vote Now graphic
Tue, 2015-10-06 12:47

Three sites in each country have been shortlisted for the chance to transform local spaces with native wild flowers and inspire their communities, and now it’s up to the public to decide who wins £120,000 funding for their project. 

Extinction risk to cacti highlighted by new report

Photo of Melocactus glaucescens
Mon, 2015-10-05 15:18

The first comprehensive global assessment of cacti has been published today, by IUCN and partners, in the new journal Nature Plants. This report has found 31% of cacti species to be threatened with extinction, placing cacti among the most threatened groups assessed to-date (more threatened than mammals and birds).

Conservation awards presented to Kew researchers

Quentin Luke and Aljos Farjon
Wed, 2015-09-30 10:50

Dr Aljos Farjon (above right), Quentin Luke (above left) and Mijoro Rakotoarinivo (below) were presented with awards by Simon Stuart, Chair of the Species Survival Commission (SSC) at the IUCN SSC Leaders meeting in Abu Dhabi on 18 September in front of a 300-strong gathering. These are significant accolades that strongly affirm the critical role of Kew experts in species conservation. Many congratulations to all three.

New Kew Internship Opportunity on TIPAs Project

Fri, 2015-09-25 11:56

GIS Data Officer:

An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a large and exciting project team working on one of Kew's 2020 Strategic Outputs: Tropical Important Plant Areas (TIPAs). A crucial part of the TIPA project is the collection and analysis of digital geographic data for each of the TIPA project study countries: Guinea, Cameroon, Uganda, Mozambique, New Guinea (Indonesia), Bolivia, UK Overseas Territories

IT recruitment drive

Photo of the Davies Alpine House at Kew
Fri, 2015-09-18 14:46

This is a unique opportunity to join the IT department at Kew. If you like a challenge and you want to work in a friendly environment with plenty of variety then this is the job for you.

Kew is a world-leader in plant and fungal diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction that emphasises the importance of plants and fungi in all our lives.