EDGE Blog Home |Archive | September, 2012

Raising awareness and restoring the montane evergreen forest for the Horton Plains slender loris!

The Montane Evergreen Forests (MEF) of Sri Lanka will soon be expanding. This is great news for the Horton Plains slender loris (HPSL), a subspecies which is endemic to Sri Lanka and restricted to the MEF. These forests (1600m asl) are one of the critical ecosystems in Sri Lanka (not only for unique biodiversity but also […]

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Collaring the rarest in the region

Following on from Ali’s blog last week…  In February 2012, I made a request to Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) to fit GPS collars on 10 adult (>3 years old) female hirolas. These individuals would come from 10 different herds and the data provided by the GPS collars would enable me to assess a number of demographic […]

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Open your eyes for Loris awareness week

You may not be aware that we are currently in the midst of loris awareness week (http://www.nocturama.org/its-loris-awareness-week/), an event that is being promoted by the Little Fireface Project to protect all eight slow loris and the two slender loris species. This is the first international week dedicated to the conservation of the Asian lorises and […]

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Launch of New Pangolin Conservation Website

An international group of experts has launched a new website devoted to pangolin conservation and research. Pangolins, insect-eating mammals found in Asia and Africa, rank among the world’s most imperiled mammals and are threatened by illegal trade and habitat loss. The website, www.PangolinSG.org, is the official site of the International Union for the Conservation of […]

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A Safe Haven For The World’s Most Endangered Antelope

It’s official! The first hirola sanctuary in the world is up and running in Ijara, marking a significant step towards the recovery of arguably the world’s most endangered antelope. The making of this sanctuary has taken nearly two years of planning involving the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS), the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT), the Hirola Management […]

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