Where we work

We work in over 100 countries worldwide to document and conserve global plant and fungal diversity.

A green forest in Vietnam

We work in over 100 countries, and partner with over 400 institutions worldwide, to help tackle some of the world’s biggest issues. 

As a global resource for plant and fungal knowledge, we continue to discover and document plant and fungal diversity. We are only able to do this thanks to an extensive international network of partners, institutions, communities and consortia.

We deliver training and build capacity, so we can share our expertise to conserve and protect the world's environment and its resources.

Read about a few examples of our work and find out more about the projects in these regions.

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Africa

Through our Tropical Important Plants Area programme, we’re identifying habitats that are rich in plant diversity but are under threat and need protecting. In Guinea we’ve so far identified 22 sites.

We’re also raising awareness of rare plant species among local communities to gain support for future conservation work.

In Ethiopia we’re improving livelihoods and food security through the development of climate resilient farming practices. 
 
Find out more about all of our projects in Africa

Mountain in Mozambique

Asia and Oceania

In Pakistan we’re protecting medicinal plants from disappearing due to unsustainable harvesting, habitat loss and climate change.

Our Caucasus programme is safeguarding useful species, such as those that produce fruits and nuts, in Eurasian countries. 

Across Southeast Asia we’re documenting flora and researching the effects of climate change on Indonesian forests.
 
Find out more about all of our projects in Asia

Latin America/Caribbean 

Across South America we’re helping countries to sustainably use their natural capital to boost economies and livelihoods while supporting reforestation.

The seasonally dry tropical forests of Caatinga in Brazil are fragile so we’re using remote sensing technology to support sustainable use and prevent their loss.

In the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean we’re distinguishing forest habitats that are resilient to natural disasters such as hurricanes, and identifying Tropical Important Plant Areas. 

Find out more about all of our projects in the Americas

Colombian plants

UK and Europe

As part of a global project to understand Earth’s biodiversity, we’re helping to sequence the genomes of plants and fungi in the British Isles. 

Throughout Europe, from Scotland to Romania, we’re working with partners in-country to conserve and protect threatened flora.

We’re working to help combat the fungal disease ash dieback in the UK to stop 70 million trees from disappearing.

Find out more about all of our projects in the UK and Europe

Shine shines through the trees at the Woodlands in wakehurst
Woodland at Wakeurst ©RBG Kew

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