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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Our Unknown World

A sound knowledge of the number of species on earth is vital for predicting extinction rates and subsequently for our understanding of conservation and biodiversity. To date, estimates of these parameters remain wildly inconsistent. Predictions for the number of living species can vary by a factor of 100 and extinction rates by even greater amounts. […]

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Media training? Yes indeed!

    It’s important that conservationists learn media skills so that they can effectively communicate their work to the general public. With this in mind, Sabine Kooijman explains how the EDGE Conservation Tools training course has helped her learn some important lessons…   Lots of my fellow course participants have been talking about statistics. Thanks […]

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Destructive Fishing

Following on from our ‘introduction to corals’ blog, I will continue to delve into their watery world, today approaching just some of the ways in which the world’s reefs are threatened. In modern times, coral reefs are subject to threats from a variety of sources, ranging from global climatic changes to local destructive practices. Historically […]

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Changing our perception of extrinsic value

At EDGE we tend not to focus on a species’ extrinsic value as we feel that intrinsic value is not only more important, but also somewhat overlooked. Nonetheless in broader conservation terms, the justification of a conservation programme via highlighting ‘extrinsic values’ is unfortunately often a necessity for acquiring the green light. For those of […]

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