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24% of Seagrasses Threatened with Extinction

24% of Seagrasses Threatened with Extinction

An international team of experts have carried out the first global survey of seagrass species. The results, published in the Biological Conservation Journal, indentify 15 of the 72 known species of seagrasses as threatened (Endangered, Vulnerable or Near Threatened), under criteria laid down by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List.

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Expanding horizons

Expanding horizons

The latest update on the Last Survivors project from Joe Nunez. We are just recently back from our first expedition into Haiti where we were invited to join forces with the Darwin initiative project that is based out there. Our hosts, the Audubon Society of Haiti were amazingly welcoming and managed to get us to […]

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Project Ocean

Project Ocean

Last week a big new campaign called Project Ocean was launched at Selfridges in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London. Project Ocean is celebrating the beauty of the ocean and raising awareness of over-fishing and other threats to the ocean and marine life. Already famous for its window displays Selfridges have excelled themselves with […]

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EDGE Welcomes Zhou Feng!

EDGE Welcomes Zhou Feng!

Zhou Feng is an EDGE Fellow working on the Critically Endangered Chinese giant salamander – EDGE’s highest priority amphibian for conservation action.  She recently spent over a month at ZSL receiving training to facilitate her work on understanding and mitigating the threat of infectious disease to the Chinese giant salamander, both in the wild and […]

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EDGE Coral Reefs Training Course

EDGE are currently accepting applications for the EDGE Coral Reefs training course to be held between the 7th and 28th of July in Indonesia. The course is aimed at early career scientists from the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia who have a minimum of an undergraduate degree and a keen interest in marine conservation and research. […]

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