EDGE through the years
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.
EDGE Hero Awardee Abdullahi Hussein Ali Wins Whitley Award
2020 Conservation Tools course – 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.
EDGE Affiliate Sandeep Das awarded the EDGE Hero award
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.
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.
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.