Two-thirds of the top 100 EDGE mammals are currently receiving little or no conservation attention. Of these, 40% are receiving none at all. EDGE research focuses on these forgotten species so that their conservation status can be assessed and appropriate conservation programmes can be implemented. Poorly-known EDGE species tend to be either extremely rare and cryptic, or from relatively unstudied parts of the world.
Eleven focal species have been chosen for EDGE research and conservation attention. They have been selected because they are highly evolutionarily distinct and threatened, receiving limited or no conservation attention, and could really benefit from active EDGE projects.
We urgently need your support to implement the actions highlighted for these eleven focal mammals.