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Achievements

EDGE through the years

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.

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.