EDGE Blog Home |Archive | January, 2011

The vaquita gets caught in the Fish Fight

This is the first in a series of blogs written by George Tyson, a graduate journalist with a keen interest in conservation. As the conditions of global fishing hit the headlines and catch the attention of the public with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight, an accidental victim to the tragedy of bycatch through trawling continues to […]

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EDGETech: V for Video… or is that Vendetta?

The tech community has been in uproar recently over the news that Google is dropping native H.264 video codec support from its Chrome browser. They’ve tried to justify their move on the basis that it isn’t an open standard, and therefore not viable as the primary codec for the HTML5 <video> tag (I’m simplifying a […]

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EDGE Fellows visit London

Last week two EDGE Fellows, Werner Conradie and Saman Gamage visited London to speak at the Zoological Society of London’s Communicating Science event: “Life on the EDGE: Putting forgotten species on the map” which turned out to be the highlight of the week for both Fellows. Werner Conradie is researching the Ghost frog population in […]

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EDGE is Four Years Old!

This week sees the 4th anniversary of the launch of the EDGE of Existence programme! To celebrate, Carly the programme manager, made a special echidna shaped cake! It was delicious! The past four years have been very successful with the launch of Mammals, Amphibians and Coral Reefs programmes that has seen 17 EDGE Fellows to […]

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New Colony of Mediterranean Monk Seals Found

New Colony of Mediterranean Monk Seals Found

A new colony of EDGE mammal number 25 the Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) has been found in a remote, secret location in Greece. This colony is especially important because it is the only place in the region where the seals lie on open beaches instead of retreating to caves, which seals in other colonies […]

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