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Giant salamander conservation in China

Meet Fang Yan and Lv Jingcai, two EDGE Fellows who will be researching the Chinese giant salamander (CGS) in their home country of China. Found in much of central, south-western and southern China, the CGS lives in habitats of fast flowing streams and mountain lakes at altitudes of up to 1500m. It is the world’s […]

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Coral reef threats: Crown-of-thorns starfish

In this latest blog in the threats to corals series, we discuss the crown-of-thorns starfish, a voracious coral predator whose populations can rapidly expand to epidemic proportions, decimating reef habitats on a localised scale. Acanthaster planci, better known as the crown-of-thorns starfish (CoT), is a colossal starfish and notorious predator of reef building corals. Reaching […]

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Facing Mount Elgon with great optimism

EDGE Fellow Jacob starts his adventure in search of an elusive EDGE amphibian species… I cannot tell the number of times that I have thought about beginning my project on Du Toit’s torrent frog in Mount Elgon on the border of Kenya and Uganda. I have found myself thinking about it early in the morning […]

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The ‘freshwater panda’ of China

The giant panda is loved by people globally. Its characteristic black and white coat and playful nature has made it a firm favourite with the general public whilst is has become a symbol of peace as the national present gifted by China to its friend countries. But do you know we also have a panda […]

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Combating pangolin trade in Nepal

Greetings friends! I’m pleased to be able to update you with the progress of my Chinese pangolin conservation project here in Nepal. Over the last couple of months, I’ve been implementing many activities during a field trip to Nangkholyang village which is a beautiful place in the district of Taplejung (Eastern Nepal), at an altitude […]

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