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Introducing EDGE Fellow Ambika Khatiwada

My name is Ambika, I am from Nepal and my EDGE Fellowship focuses on studying the Chinese pangolin (Manis pentadactyla) in the eastern Himalayas, Taplejung district (bordering China-Tibet to the north and India to the east) of Nepal. I graduated in Forestry Science from the Institute of Forestry (IoF), Pokhara in 2010 and have been […]

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EDGE Coral Fellow Ditto Visits London

Ditto dela Rosa is our EDGE Corals Fellow, who works with local governments, academia, community-based organizations and NGOs in the Philippines. One of his projects is ‘Conservation of Mushroom Coral in the Polillo Islands‘, which will act as a flagship for broader coral and marine conservation action. I’m temporarily working at the Conservation Programme office […]

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Health Checks and Radio Collars: Pangolins Get Ready for Release

Our Fellow Tran Quang Phuong is working as part of the Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Programme (CPCP) team in Vietnam to fully rehabilitate and release Sunda pangolins that have been confiscated from the illegal wildlife trade industry. In Vietnam, a veterinary team from the Wildlife Conservation Society has given seven specially selected pangolins a complete […]

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Species of the Week: African Wild Ass

The African wild ass (Equus africanus) can cope with a high dehydration level of 30%, and like other desert-dwellers once it gets access to water it can restore fluid loss in a very short time. The species was domesticated about 6,000 years ago and these donkeys are now extremely common, yet only a few of […]

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Camera Traps Find New Locations of Short-tailed Chinchillas in Chile

Scientists have documented the presence of the short-tailed chinchilla (Chinchilla chinchilla) EDGE mammal number 53, in two new areas of the Atacama region of Chile. The findings were published in the most recent edition of Neotropical Mammalogy, an Argentinian zoological journal. Short-tailed chinchillas are rodents from the family Chinchillidae, whose historical distribution includes the highlands […]

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