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Introducing our New 2019 Segré EDGE Fellows Who are Working in Asia to Protect EDGE Species

By on April 16, 2019 in EDGE Fellows, News

Fondation Segré and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are pleased to announce the 2019 cohort of Segré EDGE Fellows! These five conservationists will work with Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species in Asia to help bring them back from the brink of extinction.

Fondation Segré was established in 1996, initially with a very broad scope of interests but later specialising in conservation of nature and of biodiversity. Today, Fondation Segré is committed to help protect the biodiversity of our planet through the active conservation of threatened species and their habitat and the restoration of degraded ecosystems.

The Fondation have very kindly supported previous cohorts of EDGE Fellows from Africa and Latin America, with this new Asia cohort being the latest addition to the growing list of future conservation leaders supported by Fondation Segré.

The 2019 Asia cohort of Segré EDGE Fellows are:

  • Brawin Kumar, India: Elvira rat, Cremnomys elvira

  • Rajkumar K P, India: Galaxy frog, Melanobatrachus indicus

We look forward to seeing how each Fellows project develops, and will be posting updates and blogs over the course of their Fellowships!

ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Programme is kindly supported by Fondation Segré, investing in the next generation of conservation leaders.