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Achievements

EDGE through the years

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 team.

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 EDGE species (out of 10), 3 EDGE Fellows, and the Dominican Hispaniolan solenodon project team.

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, and five EDGE coral species.

2012-10

2012 Conservation Tools Training Course – Kenya

2012 Conservation Tools Training Course – Kenya
Kenya

New fellows joined the EDGE team in Kenya for a month-long training course on the skills needed to undertake their projects.

2012-09

Action Plan for the Hispaniolan Solenodon

Action Plan for the Hispaniolan Solenodon
Dominican Republic

The solenodon project culminated in a stakeholder workshop to develop national conservation strategies for the Hispaniolan solenodon and hutia.

2012-09

EDGE Gala Evening

EDGE Gala Evening
London

Celebrating in style, EDGE raised over £90,000 in a black-tie gala with penguins, bicycle rickshaws, a llama at cocktails and the Amphibian Avenger!

2012-08

Hirola Safe Haven

Hirola Safe Haven
Kenya

The world's first hirola sanctuary was established in Ijara, Kenya, successfully translocating 24 hirolas, and EDGE fellow Ali collared 3 individuals.

2012-07

A Sustainable Future for Chinese Giant Salamanders

A Sustainable Future for Chinese Giant Salamanders
China

Our new project on the Chinese giant salamander aims to conserve wild populations, improve farm sustainability, build capacity and raise awareness.

2012-04

Coral Tree of Life Published

Coral Tree of Life Published
London

Danwei Huang’s paper on the Scleractinian (reef-building) coral tree of life produced the first Top 25 EDGE corals list.

2012-01

Pygmy Sloth Project Begins

Pygmy Sloth Project Begins
Panama

The Saving the Pygmy Sloth from Extinction Project aims to improve our understanding of the pygmy sloth population and the threats facing the species, as well as to carry out educational programs and workshops to raise awareness and support in local communities.

2011-11

2011 Conservation Tools Training Course – Nepal

2011 Conservation Tools Training Course – Nepal
Nepal

New fellows joined the EDGE team in Nepal for a month-long training course on the skills needed to undertake their projects.

2011-09

Reforestation programme for the Slender Loris

Reforestation programme for the Slender Loris
Sri Lanka

Our successful slender loris campaign started a reforestation programme involving local communities. By the end of the project, 5245 native tree saplings were planted across 4.2ha.

2011-07

First EDGE Coral Reefs Training Course

First EDGE Coral Reefs Training Course
Hoga, Indonesia

Eight early-career conservationists spent three weeks learning vital skills in research, monitoring and management of coral reefs.

2011-06

Sagalla Caecilian Conservation Project Begins

Sagalla Caecilian Conservation Project Begins
Kenya

EDGE launches a Sagalla Caecilian conservation project in Kenya's Eastern Arc Mountains which aims to protect the natural habitat across Sagalla Hill for the Sagalla Caecillian and other threatened biodiversity.

2011-03

Conserving the Ganges River Dolphin Project Begins

Conserving the Ganges River Dolphin Project Begins
Brahmaputra River, India

EGDE launches a Ganges River Dolphin project, which aims to develop a long-term regional river dolphin research and conservation management strategy in the Brahmaputra River ecosystem.

 

2011-01

Launch Of EDGE Corals

Launch Of EDGE Corals
EDGE release a priority list of top 25 coral species across the world.

2010-09

Boni Forest Sengi Caught on Camera

Boni Forest Sengi Caught on Camera
Kenya

EDGE Fellow Grace Wambui captured the first images of the Boni Forest Sengi, possibly a new species of elephant shrew.

2010-07

Rediscovery of Horton Plains Slender Loris

Rediscovery of Horton Plains Slender Loris
Sri Lanka

ZSL EDGE scientists reported the first close examination in 70 years of this slender loris subspecies - after more than 200 hours of surveys, and an online campaign by EDGE raised over £5,000 for a reforestation programme to help the loris populations recover.

2010-07

Victory for EDGE Amphibians!

Victory for EDGE Amphibians!
New Zealand

The government abandons plans to mine 7,000 hectares of land that is habitat for priority EDGE amphibian Archey's frog following public pressure.