Where we work

We work in over 100 countries worldwide to understand and protect biodiversity.

A green forest in Vietnam

Our scientists work with collaborators in over 400 institutions from more than 100 countries to help find solutions to urgent global challenges.

Our extensive cross-disciplinary international network is essential to increasing the understanding, appreciation and protection of biodiversity and its useful properties.

We deliver training and build capacity, so we can share our expertise to protect, sustainably use and conserve the world's biodiversity.

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

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The Kew Madagascar Conservation Centre (KMCC) is Kew’s third research centre and only overseas office.

We have 40 researchers, students and support staff based in Madagascar who work with local partners and communities to document and protect the island’s flora.

Find out more about KMCC

Terraces of green grass in Madagascar
Ibity, Madagascar © Maria Vorontsova/RBG Kew.


Through our Tropical Important Plants Area programme, we’re identifying habitats that are rich in plant diversity but are under threat and need protecting. 

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. 
View 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.
View 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. 

View 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.

View our projects in the UK and Europe

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

Discover more

  • Researcher and corporate partner looking at plants

    Global Partnerships

    Our scientific resources are a global asset but the greatest benefits to science, conservation policy and education worldwide come when we form partnerships.

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    Get involved

    Join in with our science by taking part in citizen science projects, at conferences or volunteer. 

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    Science Education

    We're committed to sharing our knowledge, skills and expertise to the next generation of plant and fungal scientists.