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Introducing Mea Trenor, Mistbelt chirping frog EDGE Fellow

  “Study nature. Love nature. Stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” I think that pretty much sums up my approach to life. I aspire to play a role in protecting and conserving our natural world and that is why I wanted to become an EDGE Fellow. I am lucky to live in a […]

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What a Wonderful World

  Blind salamanders, paternal toads, scaly anteaters, fiery-coloured cats.  There can be no doubt that we live in a world of wonders, of beauty and variety that we’re only just starting to uncover. This week we’ve been showcasing some incredible species, species with a remarkable life history, something they bring to the world that nothing else […]

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Breeding Like Bunnies May Not Be Enough

Lagomorphs are a very distinct group of small mammalian herbivores. The order Lagomorpha (pikas, rabbits, hares and jackrabbits) is defined by small peg-like teeth immediately behind the incisors, found in all species but in no other mammals. There are 87 species of living Lagomorphs and they thrive in a wide variety of habitats. Nonetheless, a quarter of […]

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Meet Kini Ignacio Roesler, our 2015 Hooded Grebe EDGE Fellow

Growing up in the Buenos Aires province of Argentina, provided me with easy access to some of the world’s most incredible natural environments. This connection with nature generated my interest in the world of birds, almost reaching a level of “fanaticism”. My intrigue in Argentinian birds, led me to the local conservation NGOs, Fundación Vida Silvestre […]

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Froggy Went A-Courting

In spring 2014, a very important tadpole hatched from a frog egg at ZSL London Zoo. It was shortly followed by many brothers and sisters, and these 3mm long ‘swimming commas’ were the first live tadpoles of Xenopus longipes, the Lake Oku clawed frog, to be seen by human eyes. These tadpoles, the product of the […]

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