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06 Aug 2013
UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) intern Jean Linsky describes how plant specimens from Kew and elsewhere, combined with literature research and new and exciting software tools, are helping researchers determine the conservation status of Caribbean native plants.
08 Mar 2013
Ascension Island, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, is home to seven surviving unique plants, many of them threatened with extinction in the wild. Marcella Corcoran reports on a horticultural training workshop for conservationists on the island.
09 Jul 2012
A major outcome of a one-week plant conservation workshop hosted by the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, is the establishment of a Plant Conservation Task Force for Puerto Rico and the US and British Virgin Islands. The overall goal of the Task Force is to protect and sustain the native plant diversity of the Puerto Rican Bank.
15 May 2012
Scientists are studying the insects causing the decline of the Caribbean pine on Turks and Caicos and searching for chemical markers for unhealthy trees.1 like
25 Aug 2011
Ed Jones has just spent a year working with Kew's Conservation Biotechnology team investigating different methods of conserving several of the threatened ferns unique to Ascension Island in the South Atlantic.
03 Aug 2011
The native plants of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) are under increasing threat from plants and animals that have been introduced to these Caribbean Islands in recent years. In an effort to understand the biology of the invasive species, a team of Kew botanists and conservationists spent three weeks studying them and investigating the problems they cause.