EDGE Blog Home |Archive | October, 2012

Coral Reefs: An introduction

In the following weeks, we will be expanding our EDGE Coral Reefs section of the website to provide you with more information on the world’s most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered reef-building coral species. As such I feel now would be a good time to provide you with a quick introduction to the weird and […]

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EDGE Fellow Grace visits ZSL!

Last week I had the wonderful opportunity to visit ZSL London, and it really was a trip worth my while.  Prior to my visit, I was in The Netherlands for a government-sponsored three-week training course.  Since I was already in Europe and near the UK, I was invited to visit ZSL in London to give […]

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Changing our perception of extrinsic value

At EDGE we tend not to focus on a species’ extrinsic value as we feel that intrinsic value is not only more important, but also somewhat overlooked. Nonetheless in broader conservation terms, the justification of a conservation programme via highlighting ‘extrinsic values’ is unfortunately often a necessity for acquiring the green light. For those of […]

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Pondering pangolins in Nepal

In August 2012, I helped to organize a one day, national level workshop focusing on Chinese pangolin conservation in Nepal. The main objective of the workshop was to share the plan for pangolin conservation work in eastern Nepal (which includes my EDGE Fellowship) and to understand the pangolin research that has been conducted in Nepal […]

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