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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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Pangolin update from Vietnam

For World Pangolin Day 2014 EDGE fellow Tran Quang Phuong has written an update on his work with Sunda pangolin in Vietnam. The Sunda Pangolin, Manis javanica, is highly valued for its meat and scales. Across Southeast Asia individuals are caught and taken from the forest by local hunters and sold into the extensive illegal […]

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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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