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Achievements

EDGE through the years

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.