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A seed collecting expedition in Titahi Bay, New Zealand, marks the beginning of an extensive collecting programme that the New Zealand Indigenous Flora Seed Bank Group will conduct in partnership with RBG Kew.
The World's Most Valuable Bank - What is Nature Worth was a Kew Patrons event that took place in November 2013. The panel discussed the economic value of our planet's natural resources, and questioned what price we can put on nature
Scientists at Kew, the Natural History Museum and Oxford University have produced the most ambitious e-taxonomic portal ever built for plants, delivering baseline information for all 70,000 monocotyledons (20% of all flowering plants).
A DNA sequencing breakthrough has used samples from Kew's Fungarium to show that genetic information can be accessed from even very old samples, holding out the promise of significant discoveries which may have profound impacts on all our lives.
Kew has contributed to a groundbreaking report on the state of wildlife in the UK in time for International Day of Biological Diversity. It reveals that 60% of species studied have declined over recent decades.
With new pests and diseases attacking the United Kingdom's native treescape, Kew' Millennium Seed Bank is tackling the threat by establishing the country's first national collection of tree seeds - the UK National Tree Seed Project.