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.
The EDGE Fellowship follows 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 58 EDGE Fellows, across 33 countries, focussing on 54 EDGE species. EDGE has helped Fellows to achieve some impressive conservation successes from large scale habitat restoration to leading 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.
The application period for the 2016 cycle of EDGE Fellowships is now closed and the evaluation process is underway.
Don’t hesitate to email the EDGE Fellowship Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any queries.