Between a Thunderstorm and a Purple Frog!

Between a thunderstorm and a purple frog! Arun Kanagavel* and Sethu Parvathy Conservation Research Group, Kochi, Kerala Arun Kanagavel is a former EDGE fellow (2013) who worked on generating base-line information of the Critically Endangered Toad-skinned frog Sallywalkerana phrynoderma and enhancing its conservation in the Western Ghats of India. Sethu Parvathy led the social surveys […]

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For the love of Mexico – Amphibians defeat charismatic species in a conservation contest

Amphibians defeat charismatic species in a conservation contest Amphibians are not very popular among people as cats, birds or marine mammals. However, they are the most endangered group of vertebrates on Earth, facing a mass extinction very similar to the one that dinosaurs suffered 65 million of years ago. Even the high risk they are […]

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Conducting Research in The Misty Mountain Cold Forest of Madagascar!

My name is Sylviane Rakotozafy and I’m an herpetologist devoting to conserve amphibians and reptiles in Madagascar. Here in this blog, I am going to drive you s omewhere in Madagascar. I suppose that everybody knows Madagascar is a country rich in biodiversity with many wonderful species found nowhere else on Earth. But in the […]

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The Search for the Purple Frog

Being a biologist from Kerala in the Western Ghats I am trying to understand and conserve a species of frog that emerges from the underworld only once every year like the great Hindu King Mahabali.  This is quite a challenge! The Purple Frog Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis is the sole member of Nasikabatrachidae, the first new frog […]

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WE FOUND IT – EDGE Fellow update from Mea Trenor

It’s a little bit daunting to study a species you have never actually encountered before. When I was compiling my EDGE Fellowship application and project proposal for the Mistbelt Chirping Frog, having to find the species was something of a “future problem”. Of course, it is possible to study a species and never ever get […]

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