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Following the resounding success of the inaugural State of the World’s Plants Symposium in 2016, Kew is set to host another great line-up of world-class speakers. Among the programme highlights will be a guest talk by the President of the Republic of Mauritius, Her Excellency, Dr Ameenah Gurib-Fakim.
Two Biodiversity Officers from the National Biodiversity Centre in Thimphu, Bhutan have just completed a three-week visit to Kew's Herbarium where they selected a range of Bhutanese specimens to digitise.
A new plant species from northeastern Colombia has been named Espeletia praesidentis, in honour of efforts made by Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos to build peace in his country after over five decades of conflict.
Representatives from Kew have just signed a new agreement to help safeguard Mexico's incredible biodiversity. Their visit to Mexico coincides with the 13th Meeting of the CBD Conference of Parties (COP13) taking place from 2–17 December in Cancun, Mexico.
The Colombian Government’s scientific body, Colciencias, and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew have signed a Statement of Intent that will forge close links between Kew and this richly biodiverse country.
In May 2016, Kew will launch a ground-breaking new report on the State of the World’s Plants, as part of an international science and policy symposium. Join us as we take stock of the world’s plant diversity and current research and trends.
Are some ecosystems more sensitive to climatic variability than others? This is the question tackled by researchers from Kew, the University of Bergen and the University of Oxford in a ground-breaking new study published today in Nature.
In an article published by The Independent on 26th December 2015, Kew scientists were praised for uncovering more than 140 species new to science (including four new genera) – twice as many as in 2014.