EDGE Blog Home |Archive | May, 2010

Continued progress…

Back in the UK you have been experiencing the arrival of spring, here on the Island of Hispaniola we are still waiting for our next season to start in earnest – namely the rainy season. The island is currently experiencing a bit of a drought and although this is not a good thing in general, […]

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Save NZ frogs – stop the mining!

Two of the highest priority EDGE amphibian species are under imminent threat of extinction from mining, as the New Zealand Government proposes to remove protection from conservation land. Archey’s frog (Leiopelma archeyi) and Hochstetter’s frog (L. hochstetteri) are prehistoric amphibians which have survived mass extinctions and represent half of New Zealand’s native amphibian fauna, but […]

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Ghost Frog vs 2010 FIFA World Cup

The 2010 FIFA World Cup is here. Everybody is excited and is counting down the days to the kick-off. Will South Africa be able to host such a huge event? Cape Town will be one of the main venues for the tournament and are home of the iconic Table Mountain. The mountain is the main […]

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World governments fail to reduce biodiversity loss

World leaders have failed to deliver commitments made in 2002 to reduce the global rate of biodiversity loss by 2010, and have instead overseen alarming biodiversity declines. These findings are the first assessment of how the so-called ‘2010 target’, made through the 2002 Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), have not been met. Compiling over 30 […]

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