Impending extinction crisis of the world’s primates: why primates matter

Guest post by Luis D. Verde Arregoitia Earlier this week, a team of 31 primate researchers and conservation scientists from the U.S.A, Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa published an article entitled ‘Impending extinction crisis of the world’s primates: why primates matter’ . The review paper summarizes a massive amount of information, and calls for urgent […]

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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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Mythical EDGE Species: Part 1

  We’ve all been told the stories of fire-breathing dragons, shimmering unicorns, twisting sea serpents and enchanting mermaids.  And we’ve all sighed as we closed the book or turned off the television, knowing that such beasts could never exist. But what if I were to tell you that some of them do exist, just perhaps not […]

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