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10 Feb 2014
Elinor Breman, Species Collections Support Officer at Kew’s Millennium Seed Bank (MSB), reports on a training workshop in Vietnam that brought partners from across Asia together to learn about collecting, handling and banking the seeds of their crop wild relatives.
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.
10 Oct 2012
As the UN Meeting on Biodiversity opens in Hyderabad, India, Kew joins representatives from over 170 countries to discuss a plan of action for protecting the planet’s biodiversity.16 likes
26 Oct 2010
The most comprehensive assessment of the world’s vertebrates confirms an extinction crisis with one-fifth of species threatened. A recent study by Kew and partners has further revealed that that one fifth of plant species are also at risk - including Caliphruria tenera. However, the situation would be worse were it not for current global conservation efforts, according to a study launched today at the 10th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, in Nagoya, Japan.6 likes
24 Aug 2010
Is the loss of the planet’s biodiversity a greater threat than climate change? Join in the debate, hosted at Kew, on 25 August 2010.5 likes
04 Dec 2009
As world leaders sit down to discuss the future of our planet in Copenhagen this week, Kew believes that plants have never been more essential in combating climate change. Our Breathing Planet Programme plays a vital role in protecting some of the richest and most naturally diverse places on the planet, helping to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.48 likes
16 Nov 2009
Kew's GIS (Geographical Information Systems) team are in Madagascar to record and map plant life on the island and they're sending live updates from the field via twitter. Madagascar is home to an estimated 10,000–12,000 plant species, over 90% of which are found nowhere else on earth!45 likes
Kew scientists successfully collect a beautiful plant that grows only in the remote mountains of North Lebanon
28 Sep 2009
After several failed attempts over the years, Kew scientists celebrate their success in collecting the Helichrysum plicatum plant of North Lebanon.20 likes