The last of its kind: bringing the boa back from the EDGE

Once upon a time on an island in the Indian Ocean named Mauritius, there were two unique species of snakes belonging to the Bolyeridae family, the Burrowing Boa (Bolyeria multocarinata) and the Keel-scaled Boa (Casarea dussumieri). With human arrival and settlement on this island also came species alien to the island such as the wild […]

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The Search for the Purple Frog

Being a biologist from Kerala in the Western Ghats I am trying to understand and conserve a species of frog that emerges from the underworld only once every year like the great Hindu King Mahabali.  This is quite a challenge! The Purple Frog Nasikabatrachus sahyadrensis is the sole member of Nasikabatrachidae, the first new frog […]

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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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Success! Tracking The Elusive Sunda Pangolin

By Withoon “Gai” Sodsai, EDGE Fellow, Thailand I admit that I was in awe and unconfident when I was joining the EDGE fellowship program in 2016 because of my language skills. EDGE would be just the first experience where I had to work in an international environment. Another thing that scared me was studying a […]

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EDGE Fellows visit London!

This September, the EDGE of Existence team are looking forward to hosting 7 EDGE Fellows from our 2015-2017 cohort. They will attend a two week Conservation Leadership course at ZSL to provide them with the skills necessary to scale up their projects following the end of their fellowship. They will learn conflict resolution, communication, fundraising […]

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