We are planning to extend the EDGE website to highlight the work of any individual or organisation conducting valuable research on the conservation of EDGE species. We are currently developing an EDGE Community Database which will contain information on organisations and individuals working on EDGE species from around the world. Visitors to the website will be able to search the database by species, region or researcher/organisation. We hope that the EDGE Community Database will prove to be a valuable resource for anyone wishing to find out more information on what – if anything – is currently being done to conserve each of the top 100 EDGE species, and a place to inspire new collaborations and conservation work for species that are currently slipping through the net.
What the EDGE Community Section can offer you/your organisation:
- Increased awareness of your work
- The opportunity to become part of a community of researchers dedicated to the protection of the world’s EDGE species
- Links to other researchers/institutions carrying out similar work, or planning similar work
- The opportunity to become involved in discussion forums and plan research/identify priorities for conservation attention
- Links to potential donors
- The potential for direct funding from the EDGE programme in future (particularly if you are working on a poorly known species, or one that is currently receiving little or no conservation attention)
If you are interested in joining this collaborative effort to help conserve and highlight the plight of the worlds most distinct and endangered species, please contact us at email@example.com. We would love to hear from you!