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.
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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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.