Kew and the Convention on Biological Diversity

The 2018 International Day for Biological Diversity celebrates 25 years of Action for Biodiversity since the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) came into force in 1993. What part has Kew played?

New classification of tropical forests

Kew Research Associate Jon Lovett describes the recent findings of an important study which has led scientists to ponder the evolutionary history of tropical forests.

On the quest to discover and protect Mozambique’s unique plant diversity

Google Earth has launched a virtual exploration of Kew’s Tropical Important Plant Areas. In this blog post, Kew botanist Iain Darbyshire describes the ongoing efforts to discover the most important sites for plants in Mozambique. With the help of satellite technology we can explore and conserve these areas for future generations.

Building a National Seed Collection in Zambia

The partnership between Zambia’s Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources and The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has been formally launched. With seed collecting at its heart, the project will support the conservation of some of Zambia’s most threatened plants.

250 years of women in botany

To mark International Women’s Day – and also 100 years of Suffrage – we take a moment to celebrate the pioneering female researchers and scientists in botany.