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Valentine's day solenodon campaign

By on February 17, 2007 in Uncategorized, EDGE Updates, Focal species, Hispaniolan solenodon

Ok, hands up. Who didn’t know what a solenodon was at the beginning of the week? We hope that this peculiar creature has gained a few more fans following our Valentine’s Day awareness-raising campaign…

Thanks to everyone who sent e-cards and/or donated to the EDGE programme over the past few days. Your support has been a real boost to everyone who is working hard to conserve this unique mammal.

In collaboration with the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, we plan to assess the current status and distribution of the Hispaniolan solenodon in Haiti, determine the abundance and distribution of introduced mammals, and develop a Conservation Action Plan for the species.

solenodon_paradoxus_large.jpg Distribution of the Hispaniolan solenodon

Preparations for the expedition are underway, and our resident solenodon expert and no. 1 fan – Sam – is itching to begin research in April. We are now just £800 short of our fundraising target. Sadly, the individual on the Valentine’s card died alone. Help us to ensure that his wild relatives can find a mate this spring.