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Achievements

EDGE through the years

2015-10

Conservation innovation – Online Learning Course Launched

Conservation innovation – Online Learning Course Launched

Our online learning team launch “Conservation innovation“, on technological problem-solving.

2015-09

People and conservation – Online Learning Course Launched

People and conservation – Online Learning Course Launched

Our online learning team launch “People and conservation“, highlighting why conservation is about people and wildlife.

2015-07

2015 Conservation Leadership Course

2015 Conservation Leadership Course

London
The 2014 cohort of EDGE Fellows attended a two week Conservation Leadership training course at ZSL, on scaling up their projects post-Fellowship.

2015-04

Seychelles Sheath-tailed Bats Protected

Seychelles Sheath-tailed Bats Protected

EDGE Fellow Diana Renaud as part of the EDGE Seychelles project helped establish legislation to protect Sheath-tailed bats and their roosts.

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

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, on scaling up their projects post-Fellowship.

2014-07

New population of toad-skinned frog discovered in Munnar

New population of toad-skinned frog discovered in Munnar

EDGE Fellow Arun discovers a previously unknown population of toad-skinned frog in Munnar, India.

2014-05

First Online Learning Course – “Understanding conservation”

First Online Learning Course – “Understanding conservation”

Our online learning team launch their first online course “Understanding conservation“, which provides an introduction to conservation biology.

2014-04

Launch Of EDGE Birds

Launch Of EDGE Birds

EDGE release a priority list of the top 100 bird species across the world.

2014-01

NGO Hirola Conservation is established

NGO Hirola Conservation is established

Kenya

EDGE Fellow Ali establishes the NGO Hirola Conservation Program, dedicated to 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 due to EDGE Fellow Kini and his team’s hard work in Patagonia.

2013-12

2013 Conservation Tools Training Course – Kenya

Kenya 2013 tools course

Kenya

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

2013-11

Pygmy Sloths Listed On CITES

Pygmy Sloths Listed On CITES

Panama

The IUCN Xenarthan Specialist Group, including EDGE Fellow Diorene, 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, on scaling up their projects post-Fellowship.

2013-05

EDGE Species Mapped for the First Time

EDGE Species Mapped for the First Time

EDGE scientists highlight global hotspots of disproportionately threatened evolutionary history for EDGE mammals and amphibians.

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.