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News: The Ocean Crisis and Coral Reef Extinction

News: The Ocean Crisis and Coral Reef Extinction

Warnings about the environmental problems in the oceans have been circulating for a number of years.  A new report, however, has brought to light that the catastrophic changes that were predicted are happening much quicker than what we thought; making the need for action a more immediate one. The report was born of a workshop […]

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News: The Last Stand of the Sumatran Rhino

The Sumatran rhino, EDGE mammal number 10 is the most endangered of all rhinoceros species because of its rapid rate of decline. This extraordinary species once roamed throughout South-east Asia. Now after years of hunting, poaching and habitat destruction, the last remaining individuals occupy isolated parts of Indonesia and Malaysia. Recent data from governments, NGOs […]

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Field Update: Hispaniolan solenodon project

Field Update: Hispaniolan solenodon project

Since I am leaving on holiday tomorrow and will not be back for a while I thought it best to give you a quick update on what’s been happening over the last few weeks. As always there is a lot to tell you about although I am going to be quick since I should really […]

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News: A New EDGE Mammal?

News: A New EDGE Mammal?

The latest update of the IUCN Red list of threatened species is hot off the press. One of this year’s additions to the list is the Siau Island Tarsier (Tarsius tumpara) which is classified as Critically Endangered (this is the highest threat category that can be assigned to a species before extinction). This unique primate […]

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Urgent Action Needed: Planting Trees for Loris

Note: Thank you to everyone who supported this campaign and helped us reach our target! if you would like to keep supporting EDGE project consider a monthly donation.   Until recently the Horton Plains slender loris (Loris tardigradus nycticeboides) was believed possibly extinct. In 2009 after two hundred hours of surveying ZSL EDGE researchers rediscovered […]

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