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Species of the week: the Maned three-toed sloth

Species of the week: the Maned three-toed sloth

The maned three-toed sloth (Bradypus torquatus) is an incredible mammal which spends most of its life in the branches of trees, either hanging upside down or sitting in a fork. It even searches for food and eats while upside down. It is so well adapted to its upside-down lifestyle that its fur grows in the […]

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Two years on: continued conservation action

Two years on: continued conservation action

So much has happened since our last posting that I have no idea if I’ll be able to cram it all into a reasonable length blog. One of the main highlights of this period has to be the ISLA (Island Species-Led Action) course which we run at the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation from the 19th […]

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Species of the week: Chinhai Spiny Newt

Species of the week: Chinhai Spiny Newt

The Chinhai spiny newt (Echinotriton chinhaiensis) possesses a remarkable defence mechanism against predators.  Both sexes have a series of 12 highly conspicuous knob-like glands along either side of the body. They also have sharp, elongated ribs whose tips project through the skin when these animals are grasped. So that just when a predator thought he […]

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EDGE Champions!

Visit our new fundraising corner and discover how people like you are helping to secure a future for the world’s most extraordinary species. EDGE champions play a vital role in making the future of many species a little bit brighter.With hundreds of species on the EDGE, our programme depends now more than ever on the support of fundraisers in order to keep […]

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