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Rare mouth brooding frog could possibly be extinct

Former EDGE fellow Claudio Soto-Azat has recently published a paper on the conservation of Darwin’s frogs, which includes the northern Darwin’s frog (Rhinoderma rufum) – EDGE amphibian 45. The work carried out as part of his fellowship programme and his PhD at the Universidad Andres Bello in Chile has revealed that the species may no […]

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Conservation of Pangolins given hope at inaugural ‘Scaling up Pangolin Conservation’ conference

Today (24th June) marks the start of the first ever global Pangolin conference organised by the IUCN Pangolin Specialist Group and Wildlife Reserves Singapore. Entitled ‘Scaling up Pangolin conservation’ the conference will last four days and aims to develop a conservation strategy as well as provide input to the IUCN red list to reassess the […]

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A flying start to saving pygmy three-toed sloths

EDGE Fellow Diorene isn’t afraid to wade up to her chest in search of a sloth! Read her latest blog about her adventures in Panama: My country, Panama, is small but it has a great amount of biodiversity. And I cannot imagine being out of contact with my country’s nature and wildlife. Since I was a […]

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Deadly fungus found in caecilians

As explained in this blog post from 2011 chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) is one of the primary reasons that amphibians face the greatest risk of imminent extinction. Recent research has found that the third and final major group of amphibians, caecilians, have also been infected by the deadly disease. Amphibians are currently facing the worst […]

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ZSL win £500,000 Google global impact grant

On Monday (3rd June) ZSL won a £500,000 grant from Google’s global impact awards to deploy next generation cameras to stop the poaching of rhinos and elephants in Kenya. The bid was one of ten from UK based charities and was unveiled as the public favourite at the event in London after it received a […]

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