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Like a Fish to Water

Most people have used a map. But how many people have created a map? This is one of the things that we are teaching the participants on the EDGE Conservation Tools training course. Peter Kalenga Kaiis tells us about creating his first map… Two weeks in and now it’s real! This second week has been […]

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Conservation, Culture and Wildlife

It’s the second week of the EDGE Conservation Tools training course and this week we’ve focused on introducing a wide variety of statistical tools. As Diorene Smith Cabellos explains, it’s been tough going but there have been lots of other activities going on too… It’s just over a week since I arrived on the EDGE […]

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The Species of Attenborough’s Ark

Sunda Pangolin (Manis javanica)

The upcoming release of Sir David Attenborough’s BBC documentary ‘Attenborough’s Ark’ will allow, perhaps for the first time, a massive audience of nature lovers to witness the intimate lives of a number of poorly-known EDGE species through TV. In this documentary, Sir David discusses which ten species he would save on his ark before all […]

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Community Power and Indigenous Knowledge

As part of the EDGE Conservation Tools training course, the participants visit a wide range of community conservation initiatives. These trips give them a great insight into the conservation solutions being implemented in the local area. Jacob Mueti Ngwava, an employee of the National Museums of Kenya, gives an overview of one of the projects […]

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My introduction to EDGE

Here in Kenya we’re being hosted by Camps International, staying at their Camp Makongeni, just outside Diani. Peter Kalenga Kaiis works for Camps International as a Project Co-ordinator for their conservation programmes and he has joined the course to find out just what it’s all about… Somewhere in Kenya… Before I arrived, I didn’t realise […]

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