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Success! Tracking The Elusive Sunda Pangolin

By Withoon “Gai” Sodsai, EDGE Fellow, Thailand I admit that I was in awe and unconfident when I was joining the EDGE fellowship program in 2016 because of my language skills. EDGE would be just the first experience where I had to work in an international environment. Another thing that scared me was studying a […]

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22 Pokémon inspired by rare EDGE species

Ili Pika (Ochotona iliensis)

Over the last few weeks, you may have found yourself among the millions of people chasing Pokémon around town. But did you know that many Pokémon Go characters are inspired by real animals? When it comes to Pokémon, the weirder the better, so it’s no surprise that so many endangered EDGE species have provided inspiration for […]

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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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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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