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ZSL, EDGE Fellowship programme

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

World wide

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Relevant EDGE species:
Victoria Caecilian (Herpele multiplicata)
Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus)
Hispaniolan Solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus)
Parasimplastrea coral (Parasimplastrea sheppardi)
Bactrian Camel (Camelus ferus)
Pygmy Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus)
Elegance coral (Catalaphyllia jardinei)
Olm (Proteus anguinus)
Blister Coral (Horastrea indica)
Pygmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis)
Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus)
Du Toit's Torrent Frog (Petropedetes dutoiti)
Togo Slippery Frog (Conraua derooi)
Pearl Bubble Coral (Physogyra lichtensteini)
Handley's Slender Mouse Opossum (Marmosops handleyi)
Mushroom Coral (Heliofungia actiniformis)
Hirola (Beatragus hunteri)
Golden-rumped Sengi (Rhynchocyon chrysopygus)
Red Slender Loris (Loris tardigradus)
Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla)
Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)
Saiga/mongolian Saiga (Saiga tatarica)
Hog-nosed Bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai)
Long-eared Jerboa (Euchoreutes naso)

Project members:
Carly Waterman
Grace Wambui Ngaruiya
B. Vijitha Perera
Adiya Yadamsuren
Yuan Lei
Uuganbadrakh Oyunkhishig
John Konie
Buuveibaatar Bayarbaatar
Kimitei Keneth
Piyathip Piyapan
Claudio Soto-Azat
Ashish Thomas
Werner Conradie
María Copa
Ditto dela Rosa
Cath Lawson
Abdullahi Ali
Marcel Talla Kouete
Phuong Tran
Dušan Jelić
Ambika Khatiwada
Grace Quiton
Jacob Ngwava
Daira Ximena Chavarro
Shu Chen
Feng Zhou
Diorene Smith Cabellos
Sylvanna Antat
Jingcai Lv
Caleb Ofori-Boateng
Nikita Shiel-Rolle
Fang Yan

Relevant species
. Victoria Caecilian (Herpele multiplicata) DD

This species is known from just one individual, which is lost, or possibly destroyed.

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2. Chinese Giant Salamander (Andrias davidianus) CR

The largest living amphibian, the Chinese giant salamander can reach lengths of 1.8 metres.

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7. Hispaniolan Solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) EN

This ancient insectivore has modified incisors which enable it to inject venom into its prey like a snake.

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12. Parasimplastrea coral (Parasimplastrea sheppardi) EN.

The sole member of its genus, Parasimplastrea sheppardi is highly threatened by human activities.

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13. Bactrian Camel (Camelus ferus) CR

Fewer than 1,000 of these two-humped camels survive today in one of the most hostile regions on earth.

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16. Pygmy Three-toed Sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus) CR

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

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17. Elegance coral (Catalaphyllia jardinei) VU

This aptly named coral is truly enchanting, contrasting velvety, green corallites with bright pink tentacle tips.

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19. Olm (Proteus anguinus) VU

Europe‘s only cave-adapted vertebrate, the olm can survive for 10 years without food.

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21. Blister Coral (Horastrea indica) VU

This rare species is the sole member of its genus and forms attractive, spherical colonies.

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28. Pygmy Hippopotamus (Choeropsis liberiensis) EN

This species secretes oils known as "blood-sweat" which keep its skin waterproof.

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28. Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) VU

An enormous and charismatic coral which sprouts multiple towering spires from its base.

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29. Du Toit's Torrent Frog (Petropedetes dutoiti) CR

This fast-flowing steam species has not been seen since 1962 and may be extinct.

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30. Togo Slippery Frog (Conraua derooi) CR

A close relative of the world‘s largest frog (the Goliath frog), although it is barely a quarter the size.

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31. Pearl Bubble Coral (Physogyra lichtensteini) VU

A gigantic yet attractive colonial coral which is popular in the aquarium trade.

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36. Handley's Slender Mouse Opossum (Marmosops handleyi) CR

The mouse like marsupial is threatened by habitat loss, and is only known from a small range in central Colombia.

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39. Mushroom Coral (Heliofungia actiniformis) VU

A beautiful, free-living species with stripy soft tissue and a large, central mouth.

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43. Hirola (Beatragus hunteri) CR

The graceful hirola is Africa's most threatened antelope.

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46. Golden-rumped Sengi (Rhynchocyon chrysopygus) EN

Recent studies indicate that elephant-shrews are in fact distantly related to elephants.

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67. Red Slender Loris (Loris tardigradus) EN

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

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91. Chinese Pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) EN

Pangolin in Cantonese is “Chun-shua-cap” which means “scaly hill-borer”. This refers to the Chinese legend that pangolins travel all around the world underground

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92. Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica) EN

The term pangolin comes from the Malayan word peng-goling, meaning a roller.

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131. Saiga/mongolian Saiga (Saiga tatarica) CR

One of the world's fastest animals, the distinctive saiga can reach speeds of up to 80 km/h.

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223. Hog-nosed Bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai) VU

The smallest mammal in the world, this bat is roughly the same size as a large bumblebee.

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1373. Long-eared Jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) LC

This small jumping rodent can be distinguished from other jerboas by its enormous ears.

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One of the major goals of the EDGE of Existence programme is to support future conservationists and equip them with the skills necessary to continue to monitor and protect their country's EDGE species both now and well into the future.

Project summary
In order to secure long term viable conservation initiatives of EDGE species, in-country sustainable projects need to be established. The EDGE Fellows programme strongly believes that training and equipping local stakeholders with adequate research, conservation skills and resources are essential components of conservation. By offering initial support to promising scientists, it is hoped that in time further projects can be established independently within the context of the relative political and cultural environments.

The EDGE Fellows programme was developed to identify aspiring in-country scientists, students or park rangers who are keen to develop the skills needed to become a successful conservation professional. Through the EDGE of Existence programme, EDGE Fellows carry out an extensive piece of novel research into the threats facing poorly-known EDGE species in conjunction with local organisations, governmental departments and communities.
Start date: January 2007
Duration: Ongoing
Project members
Ms Carly Waterman : EDGE Programme Manager

Carly is a Pangolin Technical Specialist at the Zoological Society of London, and the Programme Officer for the IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group.

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Grace Wambui Ngaruiya : EDGE Fellow Alumni

Grace works on the Golden rumped elephant shrew in Kenya.

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Grace has been studying the golden-rumped elephant shrew in northern Kenya.

B. Vijitha Perera : EDGE Fellow Alumni

Vijitha works on the slender loris in Sri Lanka

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Within this project:
Vijitha carries out surveys on the slender loris in Sri Lanka.
Adiya Yadamsuren MSc: EDGE Fellow Alumni

Adiya is from Mongolia and is working to conserve the wild Bactrian camel

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Within this project:
Adiya studies the ecology and conservation needs of the Bactrian camel in Mongolia.
Yuan Lei : EDGE Fellow Alumni

Yuan Lei is working to conserve wild Bactrian camels in China

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Within this project:
Yuan Lei is researching camels and their interaction with humans in the Lop Nur Reserve, north-eastern China.
Uuganbadrakh Oyunkhishig : EDGE Fellow Alumni

Uuganbadrakh is from Mongolia and working to conserve the long-eared jerboa

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Within this project:
Uuganbadrakh studies the long-eared jerboa in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia.
John Konie : EDGE Fellow Alumni

Konie is working in Sapo National Park, Liberia, to establish conservation monitoring and actions for the Pygmy hippo ( Hexaprotodon liberiensis)

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Konie is monitoring pygmy hippo populations in Sapo National Park, Liberia.
Buuveibaatar Bayarbaatar : EDGE Fellow Alumni

Bayarbaatar Buuveibaatar, known as Buuvei, studies Saiga antelope (Saiga tatarica) in the Mongolian Gobi desert.

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Kimitei Keneth : EDGE Fellow Alumni

Kimitei is monitoring a translocated hirola population in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya.

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Piyathip Piyapan : EDGE Fellow Alumni

Piyathip Piyapan is from Thailand, where she is currently studying the bumblebee bat

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Claudio Soto-Azat MV, MSc: EDGE Fellow Alumni

Claudio is investigating the causes behind the enigmatic declines of the Rhinoderma Darwins frogs.

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Mr Ashish Thomas MSc: EDGE Fellow Alumni

Ashish Thomas is working on one of the most bizarre and fascinating frog – Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis.

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Mr Werner Conradie Msc: EDGE Fellow Alumni

Werner is a herpetologist form South Africa, focusing on conserving of threaten amphibians species.

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María Copa MSc.: EDGE Fellow

Maria studies the short-tailed chinchilla, and other middle and large sized mammals

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Works with local governments, academia, community-based organizations and NGOs in marine conservation.

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Miss Cath Lawson MSc, MA (Cantab): Project Co-ordinator

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I am a Kenyan National-studying the ecology of the hirola antelope (Beatragus hunteri).

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Marcel is an EDGE Fellow working on caecilians in Cameroon, focusing on their taxonomic and conservation status.

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Mr Phuong Tran : EDGE Fellow

Phuong is a conservationist working on little known but highly threatened species of small carnivore and pangolin

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Dušan Jelić : EDGE Fellow

I am a biologist from Croatia working on amphibian and reptile ecology and conservation.

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My EDGE Fellowship is to study Pangolins. I have been working for the NTNC since 2011.

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Grace Quiton : EDGE Fellow

Working on EDGE Coral Species in Southern Leyte, Philippines

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Mr Jacob Ngwava MSc: EDGE Fellow

Working towards saving of the Critically Endangered Du Toit's torrent frog in Kenya

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Daira Ximena has a broad range of fieldwork experience and interest but is particularly interested in the conservation of neotropical mammals.

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Ms Shu Chen MSc: EDGE Fellow

Keen on wildlife conservation and aim to become the conservation leader in China

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Ms Feng Zhou MSc: EDGE Fellow

Working to protect the Chinese giant salamander.

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Rado works for Blue Ventures in Madagascar and is looking at the EDGE coral Horastrea indica.

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I am veterinarian and I am working with the pygmy three-toed sloth on Escudo de Veraguas Island in Panama.

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Ms Sylvanna Antat : EDGE Fellow

A marine Research Officer working on the effectiveness of MPAs in protecting three EDGE coral species.

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Mr Jingcai Lv MSc: EDGE Fellow

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

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I am a Ghanaian with huge passion for conservation of West Africa's amphibians and reptiles.

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A Marine Biologist with a passion for education and adventure, Nikita is studying EDGE Corals.

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Ms Fang Yan PhD: EDGE Fellow

I am focusing on the conservation genetics of wild Chinese giant salamander.

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11th Oct 10
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27th Aug 10
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18th Jul 10
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13th Jun 10
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3rd Jun 10
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2nd Jun 10
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27th May 10
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14th May 10
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11th May 10
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6th May 10
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23rd Apr 10
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20th Apr 10
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17th Apr 10
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14th Apr 10
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12th Apr 10
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25th Mar 10
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9th Jul 09
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2nd Jul 09
Yuan Lei is an EDGE Fellow working on one of the few remaining wild Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) populations in China. In May he organized a survey ex...  Read

29th Jun 09
EDGE Fellow John Konie recently wrote to give us the news that the President of Liberia had made a visit to Sapo National Park, where Konie is using camera t...  Read

8th Jun 09
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1st Jun 09
EDGE Fellow Buuvei is investigating how much predation from dogs threatens Mongolian saiga antelopes. Here he tells us about efforts to combat one of the oth...  Read

18th May 09
Yuan Lei, one of two EDGE Fellows working on the wild Bactrian camel, tells us here about the environment he encountered during an observation trip in the ba...  Read

15th May 09
The second of our Fellows for EDGE amphibian species, Werner Conradie, tells us about the Critically Endangered frogs he is studying in South Africa. As a...  Read

11th May 09
EDGE Fellow Uuganbadrakh, who is researching the long-eared jerboa in Mongolia's Gobi desert, tells us here about using radio telemetry to track these little...  Read

5th May 09
Ashish Thomas, our first amphibian EDGE Fellow, tells you here a bit more about his chosen species and what he is doing towards its conservation. The Ind...  Read

21st Apr 09
Here is the latest blog from Kimitei, our EDGE Fellow working on the critically endangered hirola antelope in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. It was on 2...  Read

3rd Apr 09
EDGE Fellow Bayarbaatar Buuveibaatar, a young scientist engaged in saiga research and conservation activities in his home country of Mongolia, has been award...  Read

31st Mar 09
Here is the latest update from EDGE Fellow Kimitei, who is monitoring the translocated hirola antelope population in Tsavo National Park, southern Kenya. ...  Read

24th Mar 09
Osé is an EDGE Fellow working on conservation of the Hispaniolan solenodon in Haiti. Here he reports on the findings from his EDGE Fellowship fieldwork in t...  Read

27th Feb 09
Here EDGE Fellow Kimitei tells us more about some potential threats to the critically endangered hirola antelope, his focus species: Tsavo East National P...  Read

20th Feb 09
EDGE Fellow Uuganbadrakh recently sent us some information on human impacts on the long-eared jerboa: The Mongolian Gobi desert contains many ancient obje...  Read

4th Feb 09
While we have all been enjoying the unusual amounts of snow in the UK, one of our EDGE Fellows, Buuvei, has been braving much more severe winter conditions t...  Read

10th Dec 08
Kimitei, our EDGE Fellow monitoring the Critically Endangered hirola population in Tsavo National Park, Kenya, has sent us this update: Rains are now droppi...  Read

4th Dec 08
Yuan Lei, the EDGE Fellow we support to study the Critically Endangered Bactrian camel in China, has been carrying out his usual monitoring surveys in rece...  Read

14th Nov 08
Kimitei, our Kenyan EDGE Fellow studying Africa's most endangered antelope - the hirola, has sent us the following update on his recent findings: Click h...  Read

4th Nov 08
At the end of August six young conservationists were brought to the UK by ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme to attend a two week conservation skills traini...  Read

21st Oct 08
Hi friends! It is a pleasure to have this chance to write one or two for you. I am Kimitei Kimeli Kenneth a young Scientist in Kenya. I did a Wildlife Man...  Read

6th Oct 08
Our newest EDGE Fellow, Kimitei, has recently started monitoring a translocated hirola population in Tsavo East National Park, Kenya. His work will gather es...  Read

9th Sep 08
Buuvei, one of our Mongolian EDGE Fellows spent most of August in the field studying the effect of domestic dogs on saiga antelope. He sent us the following ...  Read

24th Jul 08
Buuvei is an EDGE Fellow researching the effect of domestic dogs on Mongolian saiga calf mortality - he sent us this update on his work: Mongolian saiga (...  Read

21st Jul 08
Osé is an EDGE Fellow working on conservation of the Hispaniolan solenodon in the Massif de la Hotte, Haiti. Here he reports on some of his findings from re...  Read

3rd Jul 08
Our EDGE Fellow John Konie monitors the pygmy hippopotamus and other threatened mammal species in Liberia. He has sent us the following information about Sap...  Read

27th Jun 08
I am happy to welcome our newest EDGE Fellow, Buuvei, who will be researching the saiga antelope in Mongolia. Buuvei sent the following information to introd...  Read

16th Jun 08
Our Kenyan EDGE Fellow, Grace Ngaruiya, studies the Endangered golden-rumped elephant shrew (Rhynchocyon chrysopygus). She has carried out transect surveys i...  Read

27th May 08
Grace Ngaruiya, our Kenyan EDGE Fellow who works on the golden-rumped elephant shrew, recently went to Boni National Reserve in Kenya to search for this el...  Read

24th May 08
Adiya is our Mongolian EDGE Fellow studying the wild Bactrian camel. From the 19th to 28th April this year he went on an expedition to Zahyi Us and Great Gob...  Read

8th May 08
Yuanlei, our Chinese EDGE Fellow, recently sent us this update of his work on the Critically Endangered Bactrian camel, just before he headed out into the fi...  Read

[Title:] EDGE Fellow
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[Title:] EDGE Fellow
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[Title:] EDGE Fellow
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[Title:] EDGE Fellow
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[Title:] EDGE Fellow
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[Title:] EDGE Fellow
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[Title:] EDGE Fellow
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