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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Introducing ZSL’s new Segré EDGE Fellows

ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme is pleased to announce a new and exciting collaboration with Fondation Segré, which will support fifteen EDGE Fellowships over the next five years. These early-career conservationists will be drawn from all over the world, enabling us to continue in our goal of training and empowering the next generation of conservation […]

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Fantastic EDGEy Beasts and Where to Find Them

The magical world looks as diverse and crazy as our own; here are our highlights of Fantastic Beast’s fantastic beasts, and what EDGE species we think inspired them, or at the very least, which they remind us of. Be warned: slight spoilers, and edginess, ahead. 1. Nifflers & Echidnas     What is especially cool about the […]

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Lemurs, lizards and leeches

The EDGE team trek through Madagascar’s tropical rainforest   The EDGE team have been based at Centre ValBio on the edge of Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar for over a week. During our coffee breaks we analyse every inch of the dense rainforest we can see from our balcony in search of Madagascar’s famous residents, the […]

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FREE conservation courses are now online!

Interested in learning more about wildlife conservation? Take our FREE online courses now! ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Programme, in partnership with United for Wildlife, has developed a free online platform, available to everyone around the world, to learn about wildlife conservation (https://learn.unitedforwildlife.org/).  You can take our massive, open, online courses (MOOCs) without pre-existing knowledge so […]

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