Image showing artist’s impression of elephant birds on a beach in Madagascar

Madagascar's orphans of extinction

Researchers in Comparative Seed Biology, Wolfgang Stuppy and Aurélie Albert-Daviaud, explain how some Madagascan plants are living on 'borrowed time' following the extinction of their seed dispersers.

POWO puts botanical knowledge online

Kew has launched Plants of the World Online (POWO), a website that’s open to all, with information on Kew’s vast botanical collections and floras.

Image showing Lauren Gardiner making a herbarium specimen from a leaf from a young adult Tahina spectabilis, near Amparahibe

Revisiting the Madagascan suicide palm: a spectacular discovery

In a surprise final part of the Tahina spectabilis story, Lauren Gardiner reveals a stunning discovery the team made in Madagascar last year after their return to the original site at Antsingilava, which they can only now reveal and which has just been published in the international conservation journal, Oryx.

Trees

For the love of trees

Kew celebrates International Day of Forests and reveals what is being done to protect trees for future generations.

Image showing high rates of erosion are causing the Betsiboka River in western Madagascar to turn red

Conservation in Madagascar: MSc field trip experiences

This year’s MSc students have just returned from their exciting field trip to Madagascar. Yannick Woudstra (MSc student) tells us about the students’ experiences with conservation and field work in this biodiversity hotspot. In Part one Yannick looks at Madagascar’s difficult conservation story.

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