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22 Pokémon inspired by rare EDGE species

Ili Pika (Ochotona iliensis)

Over the last few weeks, you may have found yourself among the millions of people chasing Pokémon around town. But did you know that many Pokémon Go characters are inspired by real animals? When it comes to Pokémon, the weirder the better, so it’s no surprise that so many endangered EDGE species have provided inspiration for […]

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Fellows to Attend Leadership Training in London

Come the fall, London will experience an amazing invasion of endangered species (researchers) when the EDGE fellows come to town!  This September, nine EDGE fellows from the 2013-15 cohort will make the long journey to England for a two week Conservation Leadership course to prepare them for continuing their projects post-fellowship.  Along the way, they’ll […]

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Life on the EDGE: May-June 2015

Welcome to Life on the EDGE, our monthly blog featuring news about our projects, fellows, species, and all other things EDGE.  This is our first update in a little while, so we’ve got a lot to cover! In May, Chris Michaels from ZSL’s herpetology department visited two of our EDGE fellows in Mexico.  Fellows Karla […]

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1,200 Chinese giant salamanders released into the wild

Edge fellow Fang Yan shares news of an initiative to help the recovery of wild Chinese giant salamander populations. During 23rd September to 23rd October, the Chinese ministry of agriculture organized an activity to protect wild aquatic animals. In the first day of this activity, 1200 artificially bred Chinese giant salamanders (CGS) were released into […]

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Hunting for the baby fish

A team of experts from ZSL recently visited our Chinese giant salamander project in China. Head of ZSL’s herpetology department Ben Tapley has written this blog to describe the trip. Known locally as the baby fish due to the crying sound it reportedly makes, the Chinese giant salamander is the world’s largest amphibian.  Listed as […]

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