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Achievements

EDGE through the years

2020-05

Liliana receives the second Segré Species Survival Award

Liliana receives the second Segré Species Survival Award

Segré EDGE Fellow Liliana Saboya Acosta was awarded the second Segré Species Survival Award for her work conserving the Colombian dwarf gecko. The award is for one year and will enable her to implement the actions outlined in her EDGE species survival blueprint through a £30,000 grant and continuing mentorship from the ZSL EDGE of Existence Team.

2020-04

EDGE Hero Awardee Abdullahi Hussein Ali Wins Whitley Award

EDGE Hero Awardee Abdullahi Hussein Ali Wins Whitley Award

EDGE Hero Awardee Ali has been announced as one of the Whitley Award winners for 2020. The award will help him to continue his vital work to conserve the hirola, one of the most endangered antelope species in the world, in his home country of Kenya.

2020-03

Successful Taylor’s Salamander captive breeding

Taylor's Salamander

EDGE Hero Alfredo Hernández Díaz has been the first to successfully breed the Critically Endangered Taylor’s salamander (Ambystoma taylori) in captivity, which in the wild is only found in one lake in Mexico.

2020-01

2020 Conservation Tools course – South Africa

Africa Cohort 2020

South Africa

The 2020 cohort of EDGE fellows take part in a training course in South Africa to aid in their two year conservation projects.

2019-12

EDGE Affiliate Sandeep Das awarded the EDGE Hero award

EDGE Affiliate Sandeep Das awarded the EDGE Hero award

EDGE Affiliate Sandeep Das from India, has become our latest EDGE Hero Awardee. Sandeep became an EDGE Fellow in 2017, working to build conservation capacity for the purple frog. Sandeep will receive £30,000 in funding over 2 years to scale up his Fellowship project.

2019-11

Gharial discovered breeding in South West Nepal for the first time in 37 years

Ashish Bashyal holding a juvenile gharial

EDGE Fellow Ashish Bashyal recorded over 100 gharial hatchlings in Bardia National Park, Nepal, where gharial have not been recorded breeding since 1982. This discovery was widely reported by international media.

2019-10

IUCN Phylogenetic Diversity Task Force Established

Phylogenetic Diversity Task Force logo

An IUCN Phylogenetic Diversity Task Force is established to provide leadership and guidance on the inclusion of phylogenetic diversity in conservation strategies.

2019-09

EDGE hosts Coral Red List Workshop

Coral Red List Workshop attendees at ZSL

EDGE hosts a workshop of coral experts to initiate a Red List assessment update for more than 800 Scleractinia coral species, which have not been reviewed for the past decade.

2019-09

2019 Conservation Leadership Course

2019 Conservation Leadership course attendees

London
The 2018 cohort of EDGE Fellows attended a two week Conservation Leadership training course at ZSL, on scaling up their projects post-Fellowship.

2019-08

First population estimate for the Cuban Greater Funnel-eared bat

Cuban funnel eared bat

Jose de la Cruz Mora uses nail polish to mark Cuban greater funnel-eared bats and produce the first population estimate for the species. This discovery was widely reported in international media.

2019-07

EDGE EDBE Expedition to Guatemala

Central American River Turtle

Patagonia, Argentina

The EDGE Erasmus Darwin Barlow Expedition team travel to Guatemala to work on the Central American river turtle.

2019-07

Capacity Building for Conservation Conference hosted by EDGE

Capacity Building for Conservation conference

The 2019 Capacity Building for Conservation Conference was hosted by EDGE at ZSL London Zoo and attended by over 100 delegates each day.

2019-06

Micaela Camino becomes an EDGE Hero Awardee

Micaela Camino becomes an EDGE Hero Awardee

EDGE Affiliate Micaela Camino, from Argentina, has become our newest EDGE Hero Awardee, and is also the first female to receive funding from EDGE post-Fellowship. Mica will receive £30,000 in funding over 2 years to scale up her Fellowship project on the Chacoan peccary, which will include public awareness campaigns, research and work with policymakers to improve legislation for the species conservation.

2019-05

First Episode of the EDGE of Existence Podcast Released

EDGE Podcast logo

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.

2019-04

Emmanuel Amoah Awarded the First Segré Species Survival Award

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.

2019-03

Conservation workshop held in Panama

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.

2019-01

Fellows Tools Course to Borneo

Fellows Tools Course to Borneo

Borneo

The 2019 cohort of EDGE fellows take part in a training course in Borneo to aid in their two year conservation projects.

2018-12

Launch of EDGE Sharks & Rays

Great hammerhead, Sphyrna mokarran

Our new priority list of EDGE sharks was featured worldwide, along with our favourite top ten.

2018-09

Protected area established for Togo slippery frog

Protected area established for Togo slippery frog

Ghana

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.

2018-09

2018 Conservation Leadership Course

2018 Conservation Leadership Course

London

The 2017 cohort of EDGE Fellows attended a two week Conservation Leadership training course at ZSL, on scaling up their projects post-Fellowship.