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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What a Wonderful World

  Blind salamanders, paternal toads, scaly anteaters, fiery-coloured cats.  There can be no doubt that we live in a world of wonders, of beauty and variety that we’re only just starting to uncover. This week we’ve been showcasing some incredible species, species with a remarkable life history, something they bring to the world that nothing else […]

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Make a date with the pangolin

This Valentine’s weekend make a date with the pangolin for World Pangolin Day, February 15th Lonely pangolin with luscious long tail and perfect scales seeks partner who enjoys walks through the forest and curling up in a warm den. Must enjoy the underground scene and nightlife. No time wasters – on the EDGE of Existence. […]

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EDGE Fellows celebrate International Women’s Day!

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we’d like to introduce one of our newest EDGE Fellows, Sylvanna Antat. Women from across the globe have been supported by the EDGE Fellow programme and they, like Sylvanna, are now spearheading conservation action for some of the world’s most neglected EDGE species. I remember that my childhood years […]

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