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Achievements

EDGE through the years

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.

2009-10

Launch of the Last Survivors Project

Launch of the Last Survivors Project

Dominican Republic

EDGE and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust started the Last Survivors project for the Hispaniolan solenodon and Hispaniolan hutia.

2009-08

2009 Conservation Leadership Course

2009 Conservation Leadership Course

London

EDGE Fellows attend a two week Conservation Leadership training course at ZSL, on scaling up their projects post-Fellowship.

2009-06

President of Liberia Visits Sapo National Park

President of Liberia Visits Sapo National Park

Liberia

Her Excellency Madam Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was reportedly excited by the wild pygmy hippo photos taken in 2008, so she paid a visit to Sapo National Park and met rangers like our Fellow John Konie, calling on the people of Liberia to protect their animals and forests.

2008-12

“Animals at the EDGE” Book Published

“Animals at the EDGE” Book Published

A great educational resource on some of the key species that we are trying to save from extinction. Buy a copy to contribute to our conservation work!

2008-09

First EDGE Conservation Leadership Training Course

First EDGE Conservation Leadership Training Course

London

The first ever cohort of EDGE Fellows joins the EDGE team at ZSL, on scaling up their projects post-Fellowship.

2008-03

First Photographic Records Taken of Wild Pygmy Hippos in Liberia

First Photographic Records Taken of Wild Pygmy Hippos in Liberia

Liberia

The first photographic records of wild pygmy hippos from Liberia were taken by EDGE Fellow John Konie and a team from ZSL. 

2008-01

Launch of EDGE Amphibians

Launch of EDGE Amphibians

EDGE launch priority list of top 100 amphibian species around the globe.

2007-12

Woodlark Island Cuscus Saved from Extinction

Woodlark Island Cuscus Saved from Extinction

Papua New Guinea

After a public campaign sparked by an EDGE blog, the Malaysian company Vitroplant abandoned plans to convert Woodlark Island to oil palm plantations.

2007-07

Confirmation of the Existence of Sir David’s Echidna

Confirmation of the Existence of Sir David’s Echidna

Papua New Guinea

Scientists from ZSL found physical signs confirming the presence of this elusive echidna in the Cyclops Mountains.

2007-05

Hispaniolan Solenodon rediscovery

Hispaniolan Solenodon rediscovery

Haiti

The Hispaniolan solenodon was believed to be extinct in Haiti until ZSL scientists discovered a remnant population in the remote mountainous Massif de la Hotte.

2007-01

First EDGE fellow announced

First EDGE fellow announced

22 year old Uuganbadrakh Oyunkhishig is appointed as first EDGE fellow to help conserve the long-eared jerboa in Mongolia.