Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but the following was in the Orchid Guide Digest this morning. I think it is worthwhile to post here: Dear OGD Readers, The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is facing deep and significant cuts to funding. This will lead to major restructuring and the loss of 120 posts (this year). If you have approached one of the accessible and always helpful scientists with a question about an identification; corresponded with the hybrid registrar, Julian Shaw, or consulted the hybrid list he maintains; asked the principal contributor to the World Checklist of Selected Families, Rafael Govaerts, to use his resources to help understand or figure out the priority of a name; or asked the Keeper of the Herbarium for information about a specimen, you know about the tremendous resources at Kew and how important they are to researchers the world over. And if you have not done any of these things, those who help you put a name on a label have done so. An e-petition is available: http://chn.ge/1mZVnQS. By adding your signature, you can signal your support for Kew's present and future endeavors, and encourage the UK government to reconsider these and future budget cuts.