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EDGE Trainees take a snake break from heavy stats

EDGE Trainees take a snake break from heavy stats

It’s been a mentally tough week here in Chitwan. The course participants have had four intense days learning statistics, the basics of R (a statistical analysis tool) and QGIS (a mapping tool). These tools will be really useful for the participants, all of whom are working on important conservation projects in their respective countries, but […]

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Elephants, Tigers and Leopards

Elephants, Tigers and Leopards

It’s rained all day today. It shouldn’t do– the monsoon season finished at the end of September so today’s weather was somewhat unexpected.As it happens, today the course trainees went out on National Trust for Nature Conservation’s elephants to do some line transect surveys of a wildlife corridor heading north from Chitwan National Park. We all got […]

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Species of the Week: The Volcano Rabbit

Species of the Week: The Volcano Rabbit

Scientists believe the volcano rabbit (Romerolagus diazi) is the most primitive of all living rabbits or hares.  The volcano rabbit is so different from other species that it is the only in its’ genus, as well as one of the smallest rabbits in the world. Another unique aspect of  this species is where it lives. […]

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New Sanctuaries for Asian River Dolphins

New Sanctuaries for Asian River Dolphins

Earlier this week Bangladesh announced that three areas in the southern Sundarbans mangrove forest will be declared sanctuaries to protect Ganges river dolphins (Platanista gangetica gangetica) and Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris). Mangrove forests are the only place in the world where these Asian river dolphins are found. And the Sundarbans are the world’s largest mangrove […]

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Conservation Tools Course Launched in Nepal

Conservation Tools Course Launched in Nepal

It’s a very exciting time for EDGE! As part of our re-designed EDGE Fellowship programme, we’re currently running a Conservation Tools training course in Nepal. After some long journeys (it took Ali, who is Kenyan but was flying from the US, four days to make it!), international and national participants have joined a team of […]

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