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Achievements

EDGE through the years

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.

2007-01

Launch of EDGE mammals

Launch of EDGE mammals
EDGE release a priority list of top 100 EDGE mammal species

2007-01

Launch of EDGE

Launch of EDGE

Zoological Society of London

ZSL's EDGE of Existence Programme is the first and only global initiative specifically developed to conserve the world’s most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species.