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Species rediscovered after more than 120 years

Last month a research team from the University of Queensland rediscovered the New Guinea big-eared bat (Pharotis Imogene), EDGE Mammal #32, a species that has not been recorded since 1890.  This elusive species, known from 45 specimens caught over 100 years ago, has long been presumed extinct as it is known from a rapidly changing […]

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Who’s heard of the hirola?

It‘s the world’s rarest antelope, a unique, Critically Endangered species which is has received little media or conservation attention.  So…who’s heard of the hirola? Hirola are medium sized antelope native to an area of around 40,000km2 on the Kenyan-Somali border.  In the 1970’s and 80’s the native population declined by more than 90%, prompting conservationists […]

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Reefs after the earthquake: A snapshot of the Danajon Bank

Former EDGE fellow Ditto dela Rosa describes the recent work surveying marine habitats following last years earthquake. We have just completed the underwater surveys in Danajon Bank, with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Philippines’ biologists – Angelie Nellas, Myrtle Arias, Hazel Panes, Edwin Dumalagan, along with their local assistants – Eduard Alivo, Darwin Bananola, Dexter […]

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