EDGE Blog Home |Archive | February, 2011

New EDGE Focal Species: A closer look

This is the second guest blog from George Tyson, a graduate journalist with a keen interest in conservation. Rondo Dwarf Galago – Galagoides rondoensis This tiny primate’s existence has only been known of since 1996. In the time since its discovery, it has been classified as the smallest of the galago (bushbaby) species, and moved […]

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Pygmy hippo workshop is a success

In November 2010 a workshop was held in Liberia, West Africa to develop a conservation strategy for the pygmy hippo, EDGE mammal number 29. The pygmy hippo is a highly endangered mammal endemic to the Upper Guinea Forest of Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and Côte d’Ivoire and is so secretive that its existence was regarded […]

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Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit!

Happy New Year! Today is the first day of the Chinese New Year and 2011 is the Year of the Rabbit. In celebration of the Chinese year of the Rabbit, sales of cute and fluffy rabbits in China have risen and restaurants have seen increasing demand for rabbit based dishes. Amid the celebrations however, conservationists […]

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Survival of saiga calves in Western Mongolia

EDGE Fellow Bayarbaatar Buuveibaatar, known as Buuvei has sent in his latest update on the progress of his saiga research in Mongolia. The saiga (Saiga tatarica) is one of the world’s fastest animals and poaching has caused a huge population decline. In this blog Buuvei outlines his current research and reports on what he has […]

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