State of the World’s Plants Symposium

25–26 May 2017, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


In conjunction with the publication of a cutting-edge annual report, scientists and policymakers will gather at Kew for the 2nd international State of the World’s Plants Symposium. An annual review of the major issues affecting plant diversity and abundance, State of the World’s Plants highlights how plants are faring and how this is changing over time.


This year’s State of the World’s Plants will have a special focus on Madagascar – exploring the country’s unique biodiversity and examining how we can tackle threats to it. Other topics for discussion include extinction risk, wildfires, invasive plants, medicinal plants and valuing nature.


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