ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme is pleased to be celebrating the second year of our collaboration with Fondation Segré, which is kindly supporting 5 individuals and their projects in our new 2018 cohort of EDGE Fellows. These 5 early-career conservationists seek to protect a host of weird and wonderful Latin American EDGE species, enabling us to continue in our goal of training and empowering the next generation of conservation leaders to help save Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered species.
Fondation Segré is already funding 5 of the Fellows from last years cohort, whose Fellowship projects are now well underway. The 2018 cohort will soon be starting their projects, following their recent participation in a month-long Conservation Tools training course in Costa Rica, taught by the EDGE team. The course equipped them with all the skills they need to implement effective conservation activities for their selected EDGE species over the next two years.
Meet the Fellows
Tomás Martínez Aguirre, El Rincon stream frog Pleurodema somuncurense (Argentina)
Ana Yranzo Duque, Orbicella corals (Venezuela)
Liliana Saboyá Acosta, Colombian dwarf gecko Lepidoblepharis miyatai (Colombia)
Jose Manuel de la Cruz Mora, Cuban funnel-eared bat Natalus primus (Cuba)
Eliana Montenegro, Banded Ground Cuckoo Neomorphus radiolosus (Ecuador)
We look forward to seeing how each Fellows project develops, and will be posting updates and blogs over the course of their Fellowships – so watch this space!
ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Programme is kindly supported by Fondation Segré, investing in the next generation of conservation leaders.