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17 Oct 2012
Eighty three percent of Madagascar’s palms are threatened with extinction, putting the livelihoods of local people at risk – according to the latest update of The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species released today by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). These findings draw on research undertaken by experts at Kew.16 likes
04 May 2011
Two new bromeliads discovered as part of the Toucan Cipó Project in Minas Gerais.0 likes
22 Feb 2011
Scientists are trying to understand the high diversity of plant species in the South African Cape by studying one of the region’s iconic genera – Protea.2 likes
29 Sep 2010
A global analysis of extinction risk for the world's plants, conducted by Kew together with the Natural History Museum, London and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has revealed that the world’s plants are as threatened as mammals, with one in five of the world’s plant species threatened with extinction.56 likes