One of the most effective ways in which the EDGE of Existence programme is working to secure the future of EDGE species is by helping to build conservation capacity in regions in which they occur. This is achieved though awarding two-year Fellowships to future conservation leaders (“EDGE Fellows”) working on poorly-known EDGE species.
The EDGE Fellows programme aims to create a new global network of in-country conservationists trained in cutting-edge wildlife management techniques and well-equipped to design and implement a project for a local EDGE species.
EDGE Fellows follow a comprehensive two-year training programme designed to equip them with the tools to become successful conservation leaders.
The programme comprises:
Since 2007, the Programme has supported 28 EDGE Fellows in 18 countries including Haiti, Mongolia, China, Liberia, Kenya, India, Bolivia, Croatia, Cameroon and Vietnam. EDGE has helped Fellows to achieve some fantastic conservation successes from large scale habitat restoration to leading on national conservation strategies and even discovering new species.
If you would like to have more information about the EDGE Fellows Programme, please download the information sheet.
If you are interested in applying for a Fellowship, please click here.
Don’t hesitate to email the EDGE Fellows Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any queries.