The following scientists and conservation biologists make up the Edge of Existence team and collaborators. These individuals are involved in developing EDGE lists, undertaking research expeditions and initiating conservation projects for poorly-known and neglected EDGE species.
Cath is the EDGE Fellows Co-ordinator. She is responsible for coordinating the EDGE Fellowship Programme. The EDGE Fellows Programme supports aspiring in-country conservationists who carry out research on little known EDGE species.
Cath holds a BA in Biological Anthropology and an MSc in Primate Conservation and has conducted research on the impact of phylogenies on conservation and the seed dispersal function of chacma baboons as part of these qualifications. Before coming to EDGE, Cath worked as Office & Communications Manager for Save the Rhino and as a Project Assistant on ZSL’s Africa Conservation Programme.
Alex is a zoologist and since she graduated she has travelled the world to observe and work with exotic and endangered species. She has led an expedition to British Guyana to survey the biodiversity of a protected area of rainforest, investigated invasive bird species in Australia, rehabilitated wild marsupials, and assisted zoos with carnivore conservation strategies.
Alex is now the web intern for EDGE. She designs innovative content for the website and social media and implements novel fundraising ideas to increase support. Through this she hopes to promote international awareness about under-represented EDGE species.