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Pangolin rehabilitation and release update

Populations of the Sunda Pangolin, found in South East Asia, suffer severely at the hands of the illegal wildlife trade. Hunted for their meat and scales, reported confiscations of both live pangolins and tonnes upon tonnes of scales highlight the extent of the problem. The Carnivore and Pangolin Conservation Program (CPCP) has been rehabilitating live […]

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Funding secured to continue and expand EDGE fellow’s work

EDGE fellow Dušan Jelić and the PROTEUS project in Croatia has received a € 240,000 grant to continue his vital work on the olm. These funds will allow them to continue mo Dušan has been working on the olm as part of his EDGE fellowship since 2011. As part of this he has beenstudying and […]

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The Preliminary CEPA Campaigns towards Chinese Giant Salamanders Were Conducted in Kunming, Yunnan, China

by Becky Shu Chen (IoZ, ZSL) The Darwin Initiative Project entitled “A sustainable future for Chinese giant salamanders” includes a strong Communication, Education and Public Awareness-raising (CEPA) aspect to raise the profile of the Critically Endangered Chinese giant salamander (CGS) – especially in China. In July, two preliminary CEPA campaigns, led by the Project Coordinator […]

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EDGE fellow recognised by American Society of Mammalogists

  EDGE fellow Abdullahi Hussein Ali has recently been recognised by the American Society of Mammalogists for his work on the in Kenya. He has received the 2013 William T. Hornaday award which is awarded to a student who has made a significant contribution to the conservation of mammals and their habitats. Ali has been […]

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A coral conservation revolution that is shaping the future of the Bahamas

The month of July marked the 40th year of independence for the Bahamas and although I am too young to be one of those Bahamians who remember that 10th day of July in 1973, I was honored to be recognized as one of 40 outstanding Bahamians whom will make a difference for the Bahamas within […]

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