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A flying start to saving pygmy three-toed sloths

EDGE Fellow Diorene isn’t afraid to wade up to her chest in search of a sloth! Read her latest blog about her adventures in Panama: My country, Panama, is small but it has a great amount of biodiversity. And I cannot imagine being out of contact with my country’s nature and wildlife. Since I was a […]

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Thanks to You We’ve Raised Over £3,600 for the Pygmy Sloth!

A big thank you to all our supporters who donated and spread the word about our campaign – each of you helped us to raise a grand total of £3,653 which we will use to implement vital conservation actions to rescue the last hundred pygmy sloths from extinction! Hopefully we will be going back to […]

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In Search of the Pygmy Three-toed Sloth – Part III – the Results

Our two EDGE scientists David and Craig had battled bad weather and stormy seas to get a glimpse of the elusive pygmy three-toed sloth on Escudo Island. They had managed to spot one shy female hidden in the mangroves, but they held out hope to find more… We woke up to discover that the cloud […]

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In Search of the Pygmy Three-toed Sloth – Part II – The First Sloth

In the last blog David and Craig had arrived in Panama City, met their chef Gustavo and boat captain Sebastian, and had gathered all the equipment they needed ready for the trip to Escudo de Veraguas. However, despite their raring enthusiasm and thorough preparation, the start of the expedition didn’t exactly go according to plan… […]

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Species of the Week SPECIAL EDITION: Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth

The pygmy three-toed sloth was officially recognised as a distinct species in 2001. Along with armadillos and anteaters, sloths are members of the superorder Xenarthra, and today there are six living species from two genera: Bradypus (three-toed sloths) and Choloepus (two-toed sloths). Pygmy three-toed sloths are sadly only found on Escudo de Veraguas, a very […]

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