EDGE through the years
IUCN Phylogenetic Diversity Task Force Established
An IUCN Phylogenetic Diversity Task Force is established to provide leadership and guidance on the inclusion of phylogenetic diversity in conservation strategies.
2019 Conservation Leadership Course
The 2018 cohort of EDGE Fellows attended a two week Conservation Leadership training course at ZSL, on scaling up their projects post-Fellowship.
Capacity Building for Conservation Conference hosted by EDGE
The 2019 Capacity Building for Conservation Conference was hosted by EDGE at ZSL London Zoo and attended by over 100 delegates each day.
First Episode of the EDGE of Existence Podcast Released
First produced and hosted by EDGE Storytelling Intern Ignatius Nalletamby, the first episode of the EDGE Podcast interviews EDGE staff Rikki Gumbs, Claudia Gray and Charlie Debenham to give an introduction to the programme.
Emmanuel Amoah Awarded the First Segré Species Survival Award
Segré EDGE Fellow Emmanuel Amoah was awarded the first Segré Species Survival Award for his work to conserve the West African slender-snouted crocodile in Ghana. The award is for one year and will enable him to implement the actions outlined in his EDGE species survival blueprint through a £30,000 grant and continuing mentorship from the ZSL EDGE of Existence Team.
Conservation workshop held in Panama
EDGE Marine Biologist Fran Cabada and EDGE Lat Am Regional Projects Manager Davi Teles provided conservation training to 31 people, as part of a project aimed at inventorying the biodiversity of terrestrial systems on Escudo de Veraguas Island, of which the pygmy sloth project run by EDGE Affiliate Diorene is a key component. Among the attendees were researchers, students and government officials.
Fellows Tools Course to Borneo
The 2019 cohort of EDGE fellows take part in a training course in Borneo to aid in their two year conservation projects.
Protected area established for Togo slippery frog
EDGE Affiliate Caleb Ofori Boateng successfully petitions government to establish an 847-acre protected area to safeguard habitat for his EDGE species, the Togo slippery frog, as well as numerous other threatened species which reside in the area.
2018 Conservation Leadership Course
The 2017 cohort of EDGE Fellows attended a two week Conservation Leadership training course at ZSL, on scaling up their projects post-Fellowship.
New population of granular salamander discovered
EDGE Hero Awardees Announced
The EDGE Heroes Award consists of £30,000 of funding over 2 years, enabling Affiliates to scale up their Fellowship project and put into practice the recommendations made in their Survival Blueprint.
Esteban Brenes Mora awarded UNESCO Young Scientist Award
Street artist Louis Masai paints EDGE murals at ZSL London Zoo
Louis Masai produces 6 stunning murals of EDGE species, to celebrate 10 years of the EDGE programme and to highlight the work that ZSL and EDGE is doing to protect them.
Project Planning – Online Learning Course Launched
Our online learning team launch the online course “Project Planning” for conservation projects.