ZSL EDGE of Existence and National Geographic Launch New Nat Geo Photo Ark EDGE Fellowships

For thousands of creatures living on Earth, time is running out. Although our planet’s wildlife and wild places are disappearing at an alarming rate, most threatened species still receive little or no conservation funding. To help save wildlife and sound the alarm for lesser-known species at risk, the EDGE of Existence programme at ZSL and […]

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Age doesn’t matter – Aurelie Hector

“Why was this allowed to happen?” “Why did nobody do anything?” “What are you doing today to prevent this from happening again?” Those were innocent questions that I was asking to my teacher during a class in elementary school. The topic, you may ask, was about the extinction of the dodo. I remember that I […]

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My Mission To Save The Red Ruffed Lemur From Extinction

Madagascar is one of eight `hottest’ biodiversity hotspots countries based on species richness and endemism, (>80%), and on habitat loss (>90%). Yet, it is considered the world’s single highest priority biodiversity hotspot. The Island is shelter of 105 species of lemur that are all endemic of the country, among them 94% are threatened of extinction. […]

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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 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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