In Search of an Elusive Echidna

. Paul Barnes is a fresh-faced PhD student from the Institute of Zoology. He is passionate, well-spoken and has devoted himself to what some people believe is a hopeless cause.  Paul hopes to find evidence of, maybe even a living specimen of, Sir David Attenborough’s long-beaked echidna. This species has not been seen by western […]

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Salamanders on the EDGE: building conservation networks for amphibians in Mexico (Part 2/2)

Four hours and 250km later, in Puebla State, we arrive at Laguna Alchichica, Alfredo’s field site. Set in a landscape that has turned from forest to semi desert over the last two centuries due to catastrophic and complete deforestation, the first thing that strikes one on first seeing Alchichica is its sudden blueness in a […]

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Salamanders on the EDGE: building conservation networks for amphibians in Mexico (Part 1/2)

  I am standing on a narrow isthmus of land, essentially a dirt track running on top of a levee. On my right is a fragment of the once vast Lerma wetland, one of the last sites for the Lerma Salamander (Ambystoma lermaense), joint number 7 EDGE Amphibian species. Salamanders rise up to the surface […]

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Introducing Mea Trenor, Mistbelt chirping frog EDGE Fellow

  “Study nature. Love nature. Stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” I think that pretty much sums up my approach to life. I aspire to play a role in protecting and conserving our natural world and that is why I wanted to become an EDGE Fellow. I am lucky to live in a […]

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Pangolin rehabilitation and release update

Populations of the Sunda Pangolin, found in South East Asia, suffer severely at the hands of the illegal wildlife trade. Hunted for their meat and scales, reported confiscations of both live pangolins and tonnes upon tonnes of scales highlight the extent of the problem. The Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program (CPCP) has been rehabilitating live […]

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