Kew's Mount Mabu expedition (Image: Tom Timberlake)

Breathing Planet Programme

Sustainability needs plant science. Kew holds the world’s greatest concentration of knowledge about plants. We work globally with other botanic gardens and partners to help reduce the extent and impact of climate change, and to rescue species and habitats from destruction.

The Breathing Planet Programme has seven key actions:

  • driving discovery and global access to essential information
  • identifying highly threatened species and regions
  • helping global conservation programmes on the ground
  • safeguarding 25% of species through the Millennium Seed Bank Partnership
  • building a global network to restore damaged habitats
  • growing locally appropriate species for a changing world
  • using botanic gardens to inform and inspire

More about Kew's global science and conservation work | Breathing Planet Programme (pdf)