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Achievements

EDGE through the years

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.

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.