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Leaping Ahead of Extinction

To coincide with Leap Day, Amphibian Ark has launched a new international event that is celebrating the successes achieved in amphibian conservation, both in the wild and captivity. The organisation is a branch of the IUCN Amphibian Specialist Group Conservation division, with the target of implementing an Amphibian Conservation Action Plan (ACAP). The focus of […]

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West African Savannah Elephant Massacre

Since mid-January, it’s estimated that at least 200 elephants have been killed in Cameroon, and park officials believe that the situation is only worsening. Just last week, rangers heard gunshots in the Bouba Ndjida National Park in the north of Cameroon and shortly afterwards no less than fourteen elephant carcasses were found, mutilated and stripped […]

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Introducing EDGE Fellow Abdullahi Hussein Ali

My name is Abdullahi Hussein Ali and I have just started as an EDGE Fellow working on the globally endangered hirola antelope (Beatragus hunteri). This unique antelope is restricted to the Kenya-Somalia border and is one of the most endangered mammals in Africa. The aims of my proposed work as an EDGE Fellow will be […]

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Happy World Pangolin Day!

Today, 18th February 2012, is World Pangolin Day so we hope you’ll join with us in celebrating these wonderfully weird little creatures. Pangolins, or scaly anteaters, are specialised for feeding on ants and termites and there are two pangolin species in the top 100 EDGE mammals: the Chinese pangolin (ranked number 91) and the Sunda […]

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Introducing EDGE Fellow Gregorio E. dela Rosa, Jr (Ditto)

I’m Gregorio E. dela Rosa, Jr. but people usually refer to me as Ditto. I have been working as a research specialist for Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Nature since 2006. Haribon Foundation is the oldest biodiversity conservation organization in the Philippines, established in 1972. The name ‘Haribon’ comes from the Filipino words Haring […]

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