Press

A summary of press articles, blogs, media links around the Kew Cuts Campaign:

Conflict at Kew Gardens grows with the funding gap Tim Richardson, Telegraph, 13 March 2015

Kew Gardens: the world needs more plant science Ken Thompson, Telegraph, 6 March 2015

Kew Gardens funding is ‘recipe for disaster’, warn MPs Ian Sample, The Guardian, 4 March 2015

Kew Gardens Cuts A ‘Recipe For Failure’ Sky News, 4 March 2015

Kew Gardens funding cuts ‘recipe for failure’ Rebecca Morelle, BBC News, 4 March 2015

Kew Gardens funding must be put on secure footing Science and Technology Select Committee Report, 4 March 2014

Science and Technology Committee criticises Government’s financial management of Kew Matthew Appleby, Horticulture Week, 3 March 2015

MPs expected to criticise Kew in new report Matthew Appleby, Horticulture Week, 3 March 2015

Kew launches science strategy Matthew Appleby, Horticulture Week, 18 February 2015

Government’s Kew strategy under fire from science and technology committee chairman Matthew Appleby, Horticulture Week, 23 January 2015

Kew wins funding reprieve on the eve of select committee grilling Matthew Appleby, Horticulture Week, 16 December 2014

Merry Christmas for Kew Gardens as Government announces another £2.3m of support Laura Proto, Richmond and Twickenham Times, 16 December 2014

Kew Gardens secures further funding for 2016 BBC News, 16 December 2014

Kew Gardens Hansard, Column 463WH, 16 December 2014

Anger after Boris Johnson pleads ignorance on Kew Gardens redundancies Laura Proto, Richmond & Twickenham Times, 3 December 2014

Fifty scientific posts could be lost at Kew Gardens BBC News London, 30 November 2014

Deverell likely to appear at Parliamentary select committee hearing on Kew redundancies Matthew Appleby, Horticulture Week, 14 November 2014

Zac Goldsmith and James Wong speak out in fight to save Kew science from cuts Matthew Appleby, Horticulture Week, 23 October 2014

Funding cuts posing ‘real and serious’ threat to future of Kew Gardens Chris Longhurst, GetWestLondon, 23 October 2014

James Wong to join MPs at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew public meeting Sarah Cosgrove, Hort Week, 22 October 2014

The Erosion of Collections-Based Science: Alarming Trend or Coincidence?
Vicki A. Funk, Plant Press, Vol. 17, No. 4, October 2014.

Kew restructure sees fellowships proposed Matthew Appleby, Horticulture Week, 3 October 2014

An urgent plea for Kew Gardens Country Life, 11 September 2014

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg finds £1.5m for Kew but job cuts continue Sarah Cosgrove, Hort Week, 5 September 2014

Kew Gardens says government funding u-turn will not ‘fully resolve’ financial shortfall Robert Cumber, GetWestLondon, 4 September 2014

Reserves and parks not enough to protect nature – David Attenborough Guardian, 3 September 2014

Kew Gardens government funding secured until 2015 BBC News, 3 September 2014

Kew Gardens Saved From Cuts LBC, 3 September 2014

Government funding for Kew Gardens to be protected ITV, 3 September 2014

Ist die Londoner Touristenattraktion Kew Gardens bedroht? Badische Zeitung, 3 September 2014

National Trust ‘makes a million’ at Wakehurst’s expense East Grinstead Online, 30 July 2014

Jane Goodall and David Attenborough lead fight to save Kew Gardens – Robin McKie, The Observer, 13 July 2014

Scientist quits over cuts – Ruari Barratt, The Argus, 8 July 2014

Head of Millennium Seed Bank quits – East Grinstead Online, 4 July 2014

Shock as Millennium Seed Bank boss quits – West Sussex Times, 3 July 2014

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Zac Goldsmith at No10 Downing Street to protect future of Kew – Amy Dyduch, This is Local London / Richmond and Twickenham Times, 11th June 2014

Petition against Kew Gardens funding cuts goes to Downing Street – Alice Sharman, Civil Society, 10th June 2014

Kew Gardens job cuts petition to be handed in” target – BBC News, 9th June 2014

Kew Gardens facing ‘significant threat to its future’ as 100,000 sign petition – Telegraph, 9th June 2014

Protest at Kew Gardens job-cuts as 100,000-name petition handed… – Western Daily Press, 9th June 2014

Kew protesters hand petition to Downing Street – Matthew Appleby, Horticulture Week, 9th June 2014

100,000 sign petition to halt job cuts at London’s Kew Gardens – Ilaria Bertini, Blue & Green Tomorrow, 9th June 2014

Kew Gardens job cuts petition to be handed in – UKWiredNews, 9th June 2014

Details emerge over job losses at Kew – Sarah Cosgrove, Horticulture Week, 2nd May 2014

Early Day Motion on Kew cuts now signed by 27 MPs – Sarah Cosgrove, Horticulture Week, 2nd May 2014

Ships before seeds? Kew, Arctic research and UK science funding – Alice Bell, The Guardian, 25th April 2014

Kew’s patron Prince Charles should help plug funding gap, former trustee Anna Ford suggests – Sarah Cosgrove, Horticulture Week, 25th April 2014

Budget cuts threaten Kew Gardens’ world-class status – Ian Sample, Alice Bell, The Guardian, 24th April 2014

Kew Gardens job cuts ‘break the law’ – BBC News Online, 22nd April 2014

Protest at Kew Gardens’ endangered jobs and funds reaches 50,000 – and growing – Jane Merrick, The Independent on Sunday, 20th April 2014

Goldsmith backs campaign to protect ‘national jewel’ Kew Gardens – Jane Merrick, Ian Johnston, The Independent on Sunday, 20th April 2014

Kew petition nudges 70,000 signatures as local MP Zac Goldsmith weighs in on issue - Sarah Cosgrove, Horticulture Week, 22nd April 2014

News of threat of job cuts at Kew greeted with dismay by supporters – Horticulture Week, 18th April 2014

Help save national treasure Kew Gardens – TimeOut London, 16th April 2014

Kew Gardens funding cuts are a disaster – CEO of the World Land Trust – John Burton, WLT blog, 15th April 2014

Scientists, unions and greens unite in concern over Kew Gardens cuts – Alice Bell, The Guardian, 11th April 2014

Kew Gardens cuts may cause ‘irreversible damage’ – BBC News Online, 1st April 2014

Kew Gardens jobs to be axed in £5m shortfall - BBC News Online, 31st March 2014

Dozens of jobs at risk as Kew Gardens faces £5m shortfall – Amy Dyduch, Your Local Guardian, 28th March 2014

 

 

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Globally important conservation and science are under threat at RBG Kew due to government cuts

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