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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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Superhero Sunday: The Top 10 Superpowers of EDGE Species Part 1/2

Who loves superheroes? We all love superheroes! From Spiderman to the Avengers to Batman to the Fantastic Four to Ant-Man, superheroes are flooding popular culture and becoming an increasingly huge part of western culture. But sometimes we forget that powers that seem impossible in humans are common, even run-of-the-mill, in animals. And nowhere is that […]

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Community stewardship for pangolins in Nepal

I am back again with some significant updates of pangolin conservation project in eastern Nepal. We established two village level pangolin conservation committees and eighteen pangolin conservation sub-committees in Nangkholyang and Dokhu village of Taplejung district. A total of 263 participants are affiliated in pangolin conservation work through these conservation committees in the villages. We […]

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Plight of the pangolin: all eight species to move up EDGE list

The pangolin is literally being eaten out of existence according to the latest IUCN Red List update which shows that all eight species are now threatened with extinction. The latest update means that all species of pangolins are now EDGE species. The IUCN SSC Pangolin Specialist Group, which is hosted by the Zoological Society of […]

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Chinese pangolin Conservation in Eastern Himalayas of Nepal

For World Pangolin Day 2014 EDGE fellow Ambika Prasad Khatiwada has written an update on his work on the conservation of Chinese pangolins in Nepal. Out of four Asian pangolins two species (Chinese pangolin Manis pentadactyla and Indian pangolin Manis crassicaudata) are found in Nepal. Chinese pangolins are distributed from the lower foothills to the […]

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