An estimated 1.25 million specimens of dried fungi are housed in the Fungarium at Kew. However, the wealth of information held within the collection cupboards is largely unavailable to researchers worldwide. By providing images and data from these specimens online, anyone will be able access the specimen information they need.
Identifying species at risk is a central goal for conservation. In the face of accelerating biodiversity loss and limited resources, assessment of the extinction risk of species is essential for conservation priority-setting. These assessments can be used to assist governments and conservation organisations to prioritise and guide effective conservation action and inform policy makers.