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Carly Waterman
London, UK
  • Project Manager
[General description section]

Carly is the EDGE Programme Manager. She is responsible for overseeing all EDGE research and conservation actions, from initiating new conservation projects targeting top 100 EDGE mammal and amphibian species to building conservation capacity in the countries in which they occur. She is also overseeing the expansion of the EDGE approach to additional taxonomic groups, including birds, corals, sharks and gymnosperms (conifers and cycads).

Carly has travelled extensively throughout South and Central America, Australasia and Indonesia. Her fieldwork has focused on the ecology and conservation of orangutans in Borneo and investigating reasons for the decline of the Yangtze River dolphin in China.

Zoological Society of London
Position within organisation
EDGE Programme Manager
EDGE of Existence Amphibians Project: Project co-ordinator

This is one part of the EDGE of Existence Project, promoting awareness of and implementing conservation projects for Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered amphibian species, many of which are currently overlooked.

Carly aids in co-ordination of this project and its assimilation within the whole EDGE programme.

ZSL, EDGE Fellowship programme: EDGE Programme Manager

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

1. Increase knowledge of wild salamander distribution, population and ecology;
2. Improve disease diagnostic and research capacity;
3. Develop a conservation genetics database;
4. Develop a conservation breeding centre

To identify the conservation status and key threats facing Attenborough’s echidna so that appropriate conservation action can be taken.

Relevant species

The slender loris is characterised by its enormous eyes and extremely thin limbs.

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Associated EDGE Fellows

My name is Lv Jingcai, I come from China and I am focusing on amphibians and reptiles.

Relevant publications
Baillie JEM, Turvey ST, Waterman C (2009). Survival of Attenborough’s long-beaked echidna (Zaglossus attenboroughi) in New Guinea. Oryx 43: 146-148

Isaac NJB, Turvey ST, Collen B, Waterman C, Baillie JEM (2007) Mammals on the EDGE: Conservation Priorities Based on Threat and Phylogeny. PLoS ONE 2(3): e296. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0000296
Email: carly.waterman@zsl.org
Associated Blog Posts
29th Jul 14
The pangolin is literally being eaten out of existence according to the latest IUCN Red List update which shows that all eight species are now threatened wit...  Read

7th Jul 13
EDGE Programme Manager, Carly Waterman, and EDGE Fellow, Ambika Khatiwada, attended the recent IUCN-SSC Pangolin Specialist Group Conservation Conference in ...  Read

8th Mar 12
All around the world, women have long played a leading role in environmental protection and conservation. Among the earliest conservationists was Harriet Hem...  Read

16th Jan 12
Today is the fifth anniversary of the launch of the EDGE of Existence programme. Here we look back over some of the key moments in our history. After six...  Read