News from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank
Browse the latest news from Kew's Millennium Seed Bank and find out more about how we're helping to save plant life around the world. We focus our efforts on plant species threatened with extinction and of most use in the future.
20 Sep 2009
Our projects in this region are helping to identify plant species at risk, and saving threatened and useful wild plants in Malawi.1 like
18 Sep 2009
Kew is helping to save plants and habitats in West Africa and empower local communities.6 likes
23 Aug 2009
A Kew magazine reader has drummed up the innovative idea of using music to promote conservation and reach young people, producing a CD in collaboration with Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.13 likes
10 Aug 2009
Kew has worked in Southern Africa for many years, and we have built a network of successful partnerships and projects in this region. By recording the variety of plant life in Southern Africa we identify threatened species and regions and help save plant life and habitats under threat.4 likes
10 Aug 2009
Kew works to record the diversity of plant life across the region and help conserve the species most at risk.8 likes
07 Aug 2009
Tim Pearce is a regional co-ordinator at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank partnership. Tim reflects on his most recent seed collecting trip to Kenya and talks about his concern for the unique plant life in the region.13 likes
07 Aug 2009
By recording the variety of plant life across Africa we identify threatened species and regions and help save plant life and habitats under threat.2 likes
Kew's Millennium Seed Bank discovers why new saltbush seedlings along the Namibian coastline are struggling to survive
06 Aug 2009
Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank rescues vulnerable vegetation along the Namibian coast to save the region’s plants and rare wildlife for future generations.4 likes
22 Jul 2009
Kew 's Millennium Seed Bank provides the central theme for the UK Pavilion at Shanghai Expo 2010.12 likes
01 Jan 2009
The Millennium Seed Bank Partnership has conserved the endangered yusor tree (Moringa peregrina). It's found in remote mountains in Jordan's southern rift valley.3 likes
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09 Dec 2013
Sarah Cody explains how gap analysis is helping our partners collect the seed of crop wild relatives (CWR) for a project called 'Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change', run jointly by Kew's Millennium Seed Bank and the Global Crop Diversity Trust.
05 Dec 2013
Kew's paper conservators Emma Le Cornu and Eleanor Hasler had to think big when treating a linocut of the Pagoda by Edward Bawden. Here they explain how this damaged artwork was returned to its former glory in the conservation studio.
08 Nov 2012
A new study from Kew suggests that Arabica coffee could be extinct in the wild within 70 years.
18 May 2010
Kew’s top propagation ‘code-breaker’, horticulturist Carlos Magdalena, has cracked the enigma of growing a rare species of African waterlily. The 'thermal’ lily (Nymphaea thermarum) is believed to be the smallest waterlily in the world, with pads that can be as little as 1 cm in diameter.
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.