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Dr Diorene Smith Cabellos
Panama, Republic of Panama
  • EDGE Fellow
[General description section]

I am a veterinarian and I work with Panamanian wildlife. Working with wild animals is one of my great passions. Learning that there is little information on some species in my own country made me realise that some one with my skills could contribute to conservation science.    


As a EDGE Fellow, I am working to help the pygmy three-toed sloth, a Critically Endangered species on Escudo de Veraguas Island in Panama 

Position within organisation



This project supports in-country EDGE Fellows to help conserve relevant EDGE species

Saving the Pygmy Sloth from Extinction: EDGE Fellow, Project Leader

To significantly increase the protection and awareness of Isla Escudo de Veraguas as a unique habitat using pygmy three-toed sloths as a flagship species through long-term collaborations with Panamanian authorities and local communities.

Relevant species

Separated from the mainland for 9,000 years, sloths on Isla Escudo de Veraguas have become a distinct species.

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Associated Blog Posts
11th Jun 13
EDGE Fellow Diorene isn't afraid to wade up to her chest in search of a sloth! Read her latest blog about her adventures in Panama: My country, Panama, i...  Read

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