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Achievements

EDGE through the years

2015-02

Mistbelt Chirping Frog Found

Mistbelt Chirping Frog Found
South Africa

Our EDGE Fellow Mea finds this elusive frog, which has not been seen in the past 8 years.

2015-02

2015 Conservation Tools Training Course – Costa Rica

2015 Conservation Tools Training Course – Costa Rica
Costa Rica

New fellows from around the world joined the EDGE team in Costa Rica. Over four weeks, they were trained in conservation biology, ecological monitoring, social surveying and action planning.

2014-10

First records of the pygmy sloth in a forest habitat

First records of the pygmy sloth in a forest habitat
EDGE Fellow Diorene Cabellos obtained the first official record and photographs of a pygmy three-toed sloth in forest habitats.

2014-07

2014 Conservation Leadership Course

2014 Conservation Leadership Course
London

The 2013 cohort of EDGE Fellows attended a two week Conservation Leadership training course at ZSL to provide them with the skills necessary to scale up their projects following the end of their fellowship.

2014-07

New population of toad-skinned frog discovered in Munnar

New population of toad-skinned frog discovered in Munnar
EDGE Fellow Arun Kanagavel discovers a previously unknown population of toad-skinned frog (Indirana phrynoderma) in Munnar, India.

2014-05

Launch of Our First Online Learning Course – “Understanding conservation”

Launch of Our First Online Learning Course – “Understanding conservation”
Our online learning team launch their first online course "Understanding conservation", which provides an introduction into conservation biology.

2014-04

Launch Of EDGE Birds

Launch Of EDGE Birds

2014-03

Reforestation Underway for the Slender Loris

Reforestation Underway for the Slender Loris
Sri Lanka

The successful completion of the Horton plains slender loris project to re-establish ecological corridors, led by Saman Gamage, has planted 5245 native tree saplings across 4.2ha. Read about it here.

2014-01

NGO Hirola Conservation is established

NGO Hirola Conservation is established
Kenya

EDGE Fellow Abdullah H. Ali formally establishes the NGO Hirola Conservation Program, which is dedicated to promoting the conservation of hirola antelope in Eastern Kenya.

2014-01

Improved breeding success for the Hooded Grebe

Improved breeding success for the Hooded Grebe
Patagonia

From 2014 the Hooded Grebe sees a marked improvement in breeding success, thanks to conservation efforts by EDGE Fellow Kini Roesler and his team in Patagonia. The introduction of a mink control programme and protection of breeding grebe colonies contribute to the success.

2013-12

2013 Conservation Tools Training Course – Kenya

Kenya 2013 tools course
Kenya

New fellows from around the world joined the EDGE team in Kenya. Over four weeks, they were trained in conservation biology, ecological monitoring, social surveying and action planning.

 

2013-11

Pygmy Sloths Listed On CITES

Pygmy Sloths Listed On CITES
Panama

The IUCN Xenarthan Specialist Group, including EDGE Fellow Diorene Smith, were instrumental in formalising the listing of the pygmy sloth on CITIES Appendix II.

2013-09

2013 Conservation Leadership Course

2013 Conservation Leadership Course
London

The 2012 cohort of EDGE Fellows attended a two week Conservation Leadership training course at ZSL to provide them with the skills necessary to scale up their projects following the end of their fellowship.

2013-05

EDGE Species Mapped for the First Time

EDGE Species Mapped for the First Time
EDGE scientists produce the first prioritisation map of global hotspots of EDGE mammals and amphibians. These hotspots highlight regions of disproportionately threatened evolutionary history.

2013-05

Pangolin Returned Into The Wild

Pangolin Returned Into The Wild
Vietnam

The first Sunda pangolin confiscated from the wildlife trade is released into Cat Tien National Park, Vietnam by EDGE Fellow Phuong’s Carnivore and Pangolins Conservation Program. Read about the release here.

2013-04

First ever all-female marine patrol team formed

First ever all-female marine patrol team formed
Seychelles

EDGE Fellow Sylvanna Antat forms the Seychelles first all-female marine patrol team.

2012-11

Sir David Attenborough Highlights EDGE

Sir David Attenborough Highlights EDGE
Attenborough’s Ark (a Natural World Special) was screened on 9th Nov, featuring 7 (out of 10) EDGE species, three EDGE Fellows, and the Dominican Hispaniolan solenodon project team. Find out more about Attenborough's favourites here.

2012-10

A Cutting-EDGE Approach in Seychelles

A Cutting-EDGE Approach in Seychelles
Seychelles

A new project in the Seychelles is launched, focusing on multiple EDGE species: Seychelles sheath-tailed bat, sooglossid frogs (including Sooglossus sechellensis, pictured), Cooper’s black caecilian, and five EDGE coral species.

2012-10

2012 Conservation Tools Training Course – Kenya

2012 Conservation Tools Training Course – Kenya
Kenya

New fellows from around the world joined the EDGE team in Kenya. Over four weeks, they were trained in conservation biology, ecological monitoring, social surveying and action planning.

2012-09

Action Plan for the Hispaniolan Solenodon

Action Plan for the Hispaniolan Solenodon
Dominican Republic

Our three-year Darwin Initiative funded project culminated in a stakeholder workshop to develop national conservation strategies for the Hispaniolan solenodon and hutia.