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

Carly is a Pangolin Technical Specialist at the Zoological Society of London. She is responsible for overseeing all of ZSL's pangolin research and conservation actions. Carly is also the Programme Officer for the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group.

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

Pangolin Technical Specialist

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.

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.

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