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Life’s a bleach: climate change threatens the future of corals

The world’s corals are in a precarious state. These animals—which support the largest concentrations of global marine biodiversity and provide ecosystem services to over half a billion people—are in the midst of one of the worst global mass bleaching events in history. Bleaching occurs in response to increased water temperatures which cause coral to expel zooxanthellae, the photosynthetic […]

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It’s World Tapir Day! …Wait, what’s a tapir?

April 27th is World Tapir Day; a day to raise awareness of the plight facing some of the most unique and threatened mammals on the planet. The problem is, very few people seem to know what they are! So, in honour of World Tapir Day, here’s all you need to know about tapirs… The basics Tapirs are […]

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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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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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