EDGE Blog Home |Archive | March, 2016

A Filipino-style welcome for the new EDGE Fellows

This year’s EDGE Conservation Tools course was held at Gawahon Eco-Park on the island of Negros, Philippines. This month long course is designed to equip early-career conservationists working on EDGE species with the tools to become successful conservation leaders. This rigorous training ensures that the EDGE Fellows gain the scientific grounding and practical experience to […]

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Introducing Ezgi Saydam, Mediterranean monk seal EDGE Fellow

Tell us about yourself… My name is Ezgi Saydam, and I am from Turkey. I am from a city named Izmir, on the west coast of the country, overlooking the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.   What EDGE species are you working on and why is it important that it is conserved? My EDGE species is the […]

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Introducing Bernard Amakobe, Secretarybird EDGE Fellow

What is your name? My name is Bernard Amakobe Where are you from? I am from Kenya, a biodiversity hotbed in East Africa, rich in both avifaunal and mammalian species. We have over one thousand species of bird in Kenya, found in a range of ecosystems from tropical forests to coastal estuaries. We have 42 […]

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In search of the mysterious salamander from Alchichica

EDGE Fellow Jose Alfredo Hernández Díaz recounts the highlights from his first three visits to monitor Taylor’s salamander in Lake Alchichica, Mexico… Six months ago, we started an adventure in search of the Critically Endangered Taylor’s salamander. At the beginning we had the uncertainty of if we would find any salamanders but, at the same time, […]

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