Research, Conservation, Sustainable use, Training
A rich heritage
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has a long history of botanical research in Latin America. The herbarium, library, living and economic botany collections all contain globally important resources for Neotropical botany. In recent years our research efforts in Latin America have largely concentrated on drylands, particularly in Brazil. However, we are now also working in the Brazilian Amazon, Peru and Bolivia.
An applied focus
Kew's botanical research programme in Latin America, based on a strong foundation of systematic botany and taxonomy, is primarily focused on the promotion of in situ conservation and sustainable use of plants.
We are working in close collaboration with a range of local institutions and communities, and contributing towards local capacity building through our fellowships and data repatriation programmes.