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Life Within a Vocal Sac

Life Within a Vocal Sac

The unique early development of Darwin’s frogs By EDGE Fellow Claudio Soto-Azat Darwin’s frogs are two species of endemic anurans: the Northern Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma rufum) and the Southern Darwin’s frog (R. darwinii), which inhabits the temperate forest of central and south Chile, and an adjacent area in Argentina. Both species are of special conservation […]

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Save the Frogs, Save the World

Marta, a Vodafone World of Difference winner has had an inspirational visit to Jersey where she attended a ‘GIS for Conservation’ course and had an opportunity to meet the keepers in the Herpetology Department at Jersey Zoo to learn more about their successful Mountain Chicken frog breeding programme. Marta is now using the experience as […]

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Onwards we go

An update from Joe Nunez on the progress of the Last Survivors project which is raising awareness of the Hispaniolan solenodon and hutia in the Dominican Republic. The last couple of months have been very challenging for the project on all sorts of fronts but thankfully we have simultaneously been making good progress with all […]

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EDGE Fellow Grace visits the UK

For the past few weeks a former EDGE Fellow, Grace Wambui Ngaruiya has been visiting the UK. EDGE supported Grace’s research in the Boni and Dodori ecosystems in Kenya that led to the discovery of a potentially new species of elephant shrew. Before Grace returned to Kenya she was asked a few questions about her […]

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Saving the Saola

Earlier this month William Robichaud gave an interview to Mongabay.com about his work into the research and conservation of the endangered saola (Pseudoryx nghetinhensis). The saola is an ungulate found only in the forest of Laos and Vietnam and its late discovery by biologists in 1992 is a testament to its quiet and solitary habits. […]

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