EDGE Blog Home |Archive | February, 2011

Reefs at Risk

This week a major new report, three years in the making, on the current status of the world’s coral reefs called Reefs at Risk Revisited has been published. The report found that 75% of the world’s coral reefs are threatened by local threats such as overfishing, pollution and coastal development as well as thermal stress. […]

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Five Indus River dolphins found dead in Pakistan

Last month five Indus River dolphins (Platanista gangetica minor) were found dead in Pakistan with three females and a male found at the village of Ali Wahan and another female found floating further upstream the Indus River. The cause of death is yet to be determined and post-mortems are being carried out on three of […]

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Entering a new and exciting phase

This is an update from Joe Nunez on the Last Survivors project. It’s been far too long since our last blog but then we have been incredibly busy on all fronts. The team attended the VII Congress of Caribbean Biodiversity which was held at the “Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo (UASD)” at the start of […]

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The search for Lost Frogs

During August and December 2010 Conservation International (CI), in collaboration with the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group (ASG) and Global Wildlife Conservation (GWC), supported expeditions to 21 different countries across 5 continents to find amphibian species that have not been seen in the past decade or more. Just four species on Conservation International’s Top 100 list […]

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VIE Marking of Tadpoles

The latest update from EDGE Fellow Werner Conradie. Hewitt’s Ghost Frog (Heleophryne hewitti) was considered critically endangered, with a declining population. This was due to the fact that big fires and floods caused many of the streams to silt up. Big floods in 2007 cleared the streams from al lot of these silt and improved […]

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