EDGE Blog Home |Archive | May, 2013

EDGE Zones – EDGE species mapped for the first time

Since its inception the EDGE of Existence programme has been identifying the top EDGE species in a number of taxonomic classes and has begun to focus conservation efforts on selected individual species. But could focusing on areas where multiple EDGE species occur be a more effective way to achieve our conservation goals? Today we are […]

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Returning to the wild!

It’s a very exciting time in Vietnam! After being confiscated from the wildlife trade in 2010, the first of the Sunda pangolins held at the Carnivore and Pangolins Conservation Program (CPCP) has been released into Cat Tien National Park. EDGE Fellow Phuong, tells us more… As you will remember, my EDGE Fellowship project is about developing […]

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A brutal killer of the Chinese giant salamander

Zhou Feng’s EDGE Fellowship project focuses on diagnosing pathogens that threaten the Chinese giant salamander. In her latest blog, she tell us about the deadly Ranavirus. In 2010 and 2011, outbreaks of the disease Ranavirus occurred several times in farmed Chinese giant salamanders in Hanzhong County, Shanxi Province, China. Sadly, a large number of deaths occurred […]

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