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Creepy Creatures

The weather is biting and the nights are drawing in, but if that’s not enough to make you shiver then maybe you will be unnerved by some of the spooky species hiding within our EDGE database! With their high evolutionary distinctiveness, EDGE species have evolved some truly spooky characteristics for everyday life. Here are some […]

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Expanding Horizons: The Rewards of New Experiences

One of the great things about this year’s EDGE Conservation Tools training course is that, by bringing together conservation biologists working on mammals, amphibians and corals, participants can share their experiences across marine and terrestrial habitats. The participants are fast learning that they share many of the same challenges and that they can learn a […]

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Action Plan for the Conservation of Terrestrial Mammals Endemic to Hispaniola (Solenodon paradoxus and Plagiodontia adium)

During the 10th and 11th of October 2012 a large group of people working for the conservation of the Hispaniolan solenodon and Hispanolian hutia participated in an event entitled “Action Plan for the Conservation of terrestrial mammals endemic to Hispaniola.” Over two days we analyzed the current status of these species and their threats in the […]

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The Return to the Motherland….or a Conservation Adventure of a Young Biologist

It’s that time of year again! No, not Christmas. It’s time for the EDGE Conservation Tools training course. This year, we’ve come to the Kenyan coast to run a combined training course for early-career conservationists working on both marine and terrestrial EDGE species. Over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you updates from the […]

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Destructive Fishing

Following on from our ‘introduction to corals’ blog, I will continue to delve into their watery world, today approaching just some of the ways in which the world’s reefs are threatened. In modern times, coral reefs are subject to threats from a variety of sources, ranging from global climatic changes to local destructive practices. Historically […]

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