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Finding pygmy hippos in Sierra Leone

Finding pygmy hippos in Sierra Leone

The pygmy hippo is a priority EDGE mammal endemic to the threatened Upper Guinea Forests biodiversity hotspot with fewer than 3,000 believed to remain in the wild. Yet little is known about the current distribution and threats to this species. A Pygmy Hippo Conservation Strategy, the first for the species, was developed in 2010 and […]

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Species of the Week: Santa Catarina’s guinea pig

Species of the Week: Santa Catarina’s guinea pig

This is one of the rarest species on the planet because of its very small population size (between 24 to 60 individuals). Santa Catarina’s guinea pig (Cavia intermedia) also has one of the world’s smallest geographical distributions for a mammal. It is found in an area of only 4 ha in Serra do Tabuleiro State […]

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Species of the week: EDGE Rhinos

Species of the week: EDGE Rhinos

September 22nd is World Rhino Day, in honour of that we are dedicating our species of the week to not one, but three Rhino species. Of the five rhino species in the world 4 are EDGE species and 3 are high ranking on our top 100 EDGE mammals list. Belonging to the family Rhinocerotidae, Rhinoceros, […]

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First seedlings planted to save the loris!

First seedlings planted to save the loris!

Taking a trip to a primary school to join up with a Tuk Tuk rally to do some tree planting was not part of our original plan to launch our forest corridor project (financed by the BBC Wildlife Fund and EDGE supporters)  it kicked things off in style – blending local, national and international interests […]

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Izilwane: Connecting the Human Animal to the Global Ecosystem

Izilwane: Connecting the Human Animal to the Global Ecosystem

Izilwane, a new organization, is not only ready to inspire but also not afraid of controversy.  It takes an anthropological approach to biodiversity loss and proposes a direction for change. The first step of which,  is to awaken to the reality that we, as human beings, are an integral part of nature and are not separate […]

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