State of the World's Plants and Fungi 2023

Tackling the Nature Emergency

  • Life on Earth is in jeopardy as we face an environmental crisis with catastrophic biodiversity loss and a climate emergency.

    The recently published State of the World’s Plants and Fungi report, coordinated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, takes a deep dive into the state of global biodiversity and highlights critical knowledge gaps.

    With scientists from the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh contributing vital research, the report is the result of a huge international collaboration, drawing on the expertise of 200 scientists, from over 100 institutions in 30 countries worldwide.

    With the theme ‘Tackling the Nature Emergency: Evidence, gaps and priorities’, the report presents compelling stories of what we know and don’t know about the diversity of plants and fungi, the threats they face and how the learnings from this groundbreaking original research can help us foster future research and conservation efforts to restore and protect our natural world.

    Explore the report