Our science

Our 425+ scientists work collaboratively and globally to understand and protect biodiversity and to discover sustainable solutions to some of our biggest global challenges.

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Explore our work

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    Where we work

    We work with collaborators in over 100 countries worldwide.

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    Projects and programmes

    Discover our research projects and programmes which focus on finding solution to global challenges such as climate change and food security.

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    Science services

    Our specialists in commercial phytochemistry, regulation of international trade in plants and medicinal plant names can provide expertise to companies, professionals or researchers.

Explore our departments

We have three main departments: Research, Partnerships and Operations.

Discover our expertise and outputs

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    Find a scientist

    Search over 470 experts in our departments.

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    Publications and reports

    Our publications and reports are published to support and highlight our research and share our knowledge to benefit science, conservation and education worldwide.

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    State of the World's Plants and Fungi

    Our State of the World's Plants and Fungi reports provide an assessment of our current knowledge of the diversity of plants and fungi on Earth, the global threats that they face, and the policies to safeguard them.