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Start At Kew

Start@Kew, a fun-filled interactive family eco-extravaganza!

Start, an initiative by HRH The Prince of Wales to inspire the UK public to take simple steps towards achieving more sustainable living, is delighted to announce Start@Kew, a five day event at Kew Gardens full of simple ideas to get you started.

The World of Palms exhibition

The World of Palms exhibition

Fri 20 May 2011 - Sun 26 February 2012

This exhibition, staged at the Botanic Garden and Botanical Museum Berlin-Dahlem and produced in collaboration with Kew, showcases the very latest knowledge about the biodiversity of this spectacular plant family.

Tim Entwistle

Kew announces Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates and Director of Public Engagement and Learning

Dr Tim Entwisle has been appointed as Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates, and Professor Angela McFarlane as Director of Public Engagement and Learning at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Restoring cleared minefields in the Falkland Islands

by: Colin Clubbe, UK Overseas Territories team blog
20 Apr 2011

Restoring native vegetation on cleared minefield sites is just one of the many challenges facing conservationists in the Falkland Islands.

Plants and Climate Change

Kew Views - watch our new film about plants and climate change

Meet some of Kew's plant experts and find about more about the impact that climate change is having on the health of the world's plant life. Discover why plants have such a vital role to play in slowing the pace of climate change, and see how Kew's global science and conservation work is helping to carve a brighter future for both people and plants.

Forests and climate change in Latin America

by: William Milliken, Herbarium blog
18 Mar 2011

William Milliken explains how Kew’s science programme is helping to address the issues in this part of the world.

Dalbergia andapensis herbarium specimen

35,000 new plant species ‘sitting in cupboards’

A new study led by Oxford University and involving Kew has revealed that of the estimated 70,000 species of flowering plants yet to be described by scientists, more than half may already have been collected but are lying unknown and unrecognised in collections around the world.

The 'Firm of the Future' is a business inspired by nature.

by: Polly Williamson, Business Inspired by Nature blog
12 Nov 2010

This next decade will be about winding down the unsustainable business models of the 20th Century and evolving new 21st Century business models that are fit for purpose.

Hurrango Forest in Peru

How is Kew helping to conserve biodiversity?

As international politicians and government representatives discuss the conservation and management of the world’s biodiversity at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Nagoya, Japan this week, Kew reflects on its work with partners around the world to support biodiversity.

PLants at risk logo

New study shows one fifth of the world’s plants are under threat of extinction

A global analysis of extinction risk for the world's plants, conducted by Kew together with the Natural History Museum, London and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), has revealed that the world’s plants are as threatened as mammals, with one in five of the world’s plant species threatened with extinction.

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