Rare mouth brooding frog could possibly be extinct

Former EDGE fellow Claudio Soto-Azat has recently published a paper on the conservation of Darwin’s frogs, which includes the northern Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma rufum) – EDGE amphibian 45. The work carried out as part of his fellowship programme and his PhD at the Universidad Andres Bello in Chile has revealed that the species may no […]

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The Species of Attenborough’s Ark

Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)

The upcoming release of Sir David Attenborough’s BBC documentary ‘Attenborough’s Ark’ will allow, perhaps for the first time, a massive audience of nature lovers to witness the intimate lives of a number of poorly-known EDGE species through TV. In this documentary, Sir David discusses which ten species he would save on his ark before all […]

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Creepy Creatures

The weather is biting and the nights are drawing in, but if that’s not enough to make you shiver then maybe you will be unnerved by some of the spooky species hiding within our EDGE database! With their high evolutionary distinctiveness, EDGE species have evolved some truly spooky characteristics for everyday life. Here are some […]

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Hydroelectric Developments Threaten the Bullock’s False Toad in Chile

Bullock's False Toad (Telmatobufo bullocki)

The Nahuelbuta Mountain Range is located within the northern limit of the Valdivian forest ecoregion near the coast of south-central Chile. It is considered a biodiversity hotspot and its fauna and flora is characterized by a high degree of endemism: a lot of species are only found there. Unfortunately, the forests of Nahuelbuta have been […]

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EDGE Fellow to the Rescue

EDGE Fellow to the Rescue

Clauidio Soto Azat EDGE fellow in the Darwin’s frog Project and Researcher at the Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB) lead a rescue operation of four Darwin’s frogs from a population 10 km south of the eruption of Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano. On June 4th Chile’s Cordon Caulle fissure in the Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcanic complex in the Southern […]

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