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For the love of Mexico – Amphibians defeat charismatic species in a conservation contest

Amphibians defeat charismatic species in a conservation contest Amphibians are not very popular among people as cats, birds or marine mammals. However, they are the most endangered group of vertebrates on Earth, facing a mass extinction very similar to the one that dinosaurs suffered 65 million of years ago. Even the high risk they are […]

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Salamanders on the EDGE: building conservation networks for amphibians in Mexico (Part 2/2)

Four hours and 250km later, in Puebla State, we arrive at Laguna Alchichica, Alfredo’s field site. Set in a landscape that has turned from forest to semi desert over the last two centuries due to catastrophic and complete deforestation, the first thing that strikes one on first seeing Alchichica is its sudden blueness in a […]

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Salamanders on the EDGE: building conservation networks for amphibians in Mexico (Part 1/2)

  I am standing on a narrow isthmus of land, essentially a dirt track running on top of a levee. On my right is a fragment of the once vast Lerma wetland, one of the last sites for the Lerma Salamander (Ambystoma lermaense), joint number 7 EDGE Amphibian species. Salamanders rise up to the surface […]

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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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A Promising Beginning: the first trip to Alchichica

 A few weeks ago we started the field work for the Taylor’s Salamander Project in Alchichica. Chris Michaels from ZSL visited the project and came with us to the field to supervise the project and help with all the work. We were four people for this trip: Chris from ZSL, Laura who works in environmental […]

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