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Who’s heard of the hirola?

It‘s the world’s rarest antelope, a unique, Critically Endangered species which is has received little media or conservation attention.  So…who’s heard of the hirola? Hirola are medium sized antelope native to an area of around 40,000km2 on the Kenyan-Somali border.  In the 1970’s and 80’s the native population declined by more than 90%, prompting conservationists […]

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Arm-up for conservation

EDGE Fellowship Conservation Training Course Tsavo Corridor, Kenya 2013 By Francoise Cavada Recently EDGE staff carried out a month long training course in Kenya for our new incoming EDGE fellows for 2014. In this blog new fellow Francoise talks about her experience in Kenya. Keep an eye out for introductory blogs from all our new […]

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Unveiling the characteristics of torrent frogs

Since the last week of March, heavy rains have been pouring in Kenya. Catastrophic floods and massive landslides, in which numerous people have lost their lives and property, have been witnessed in various parts of the country. It has, therefore, become practically impossible to navigate the rough terrain of Mt Elgon to search for Du […]

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Facing Mount Elgon with great optimism

EDGE Fellow Jacob starts his adventure in search of an elusive EDGE amphibian species… I cannot tell the number of times that I have thought about beginning my project on Du Toit’s torrent frog in Mount Elgon on the border of Kenya and Uganda. I have found myself thinking about it early in the morning […]

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World’s rarest antelope GPS collared for first time

The hard work of EDGE Fellow Ali and the plight of the hirola has this week been recognised by the international press as news of the first ever attempt to GPS collar wild hirola in their native range reaches the UK.     Over the past thirty years, hirola numbers have plummeted by almost 90 percent, […]

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