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EDGE Fellows

One of the most effective ways in which the EDGE of Existence programme is working to secure the future of EDGE species is by helping to build conservation capacity in regions in which they occur. This is achieved through awarding two-year Fellowships to future conservation leaders (EDGE Fellows) working on poorly-known EDGE species.

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Adara González

Engaging stakeholders in evaluating the leatherback turtle conservation status on El Agua Beach, Margarita Island Venezuela

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Gabriel Carvalho de Ávila

Tracking the reintroduction of Crax blumenbachii after 50 years: Building conservation knowledge and social enrichment to the Rio Doce State Park

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Ashmita Shrestha

Protecting critically endangered Elongated Tortoise through community participation in Trijuga Forest

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Genius Teron

Strengthening conservation measures of Endangered Assam Catkin Yew in Arunachal Pradesh, India

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Ho Kooi Chee

Mitigating bycatch of Endangered Elasmobranch species by purse seine vessels in Sabah, Malaysia

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R S Naveen

Current status, distribution and threat assessment of the Critically Endangered Charles Darwin’s frog in the Andaman archipelago

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Lourdes Nuñez

Ecology and conservation of the sac-winged bat, Balantiopteryx io, in Lanquín, Guatemala.

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Sebastián Gómez

Conservation of the Brazilian guitarfish (Pseudobatos horkelii) in the north of Buenos Aires Province

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Christine Kouman

Evaluation of the success of and generating local community support for Mecistops cataphractus reintroductions in Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire.

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Issah Seidu

Status and Conservation of the Endangered Common and Blackchin Guitarfishes in Ghana.

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Sidney Shema

Understanding Secretarybird movements in relation to grass cover and prey availability.

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Adrian Lyngdoh

Status and conservation of Bengal Slow Loris in community forests in Ri Bhoi district, Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, India

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Ashish Bashyal

Assessment of conservation status of critically endangered gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) in Bardia National Park, Nepal

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Biswajit Chakdar

Strengthening conservation measures of Bengal Florican in North-east India through enhanced ecological knowledge and community awareness

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Brawin Kumar

Present distribution and conservation status of Cremnomys elvira (Rodentia) in Eastern Ghats, India

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David Quimpo

Improve the conservation of the Rufous-headed Hornbills in the municipalities of Madalag and Malinao, Aklan Philippines

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Ginelle Gacasan

Integrating traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of Tagbanwa communities into the conservation of green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas, in the Calamianes Islands

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Ha Hoang

Assessment of release strategies for confiscated and Endangered Big-headed turtles in Vietnam

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Jonathan Phu Jiun Lang

Understanding population distribution of green turtles (Chelonia mydas)in Mantanani Island using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)

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Muhammad Ichsan

Pelagic Thresher shark fisheries in Indonesia: characterising industrial by-catch and local-scale targeted fisheries in Aceh

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Hanh Ngo

Strengthening conservation of the Crocodile Lizard (Shinisaurus crocodilurus) in Vietnam

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Ranjana Bhatta

Understanding ecology of gharial (Gavialis gangeticus) to support in-situ conservation in Chitwan

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Otgontuya Batsuuri

Impact of climate and environmental changes on Siberian crane summering sites and it’s implication on conservation

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Marina Rivero

Conserving the endangered Baird´s tapir (Tapirus bairdii) in La Frailescana, Chiapas, Mexico

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Emmanuel Amoah

Assessment and Conservation of Mecistops cataphractus and Osteolaemus sp. nov. cf. tetraspis in Ghana

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Horris Wanyama

Population performance of black rhino (Diceros bicornis michaeli) in two key Rhino Areas, Tsavo Conservation Area

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Judith Mirembe

Strengthening the Community Conserved Area initiative at Mabamba wetland to protect the Shoebill

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Sandeep Das

Holistic approaches to conserving the purple frog in Kerala through, research and education

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Daniel Okena

Monitoring Wild Eastern Long-Beaked Echidnas in YUS Conservation Area, Papua New Guinea

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Withoon Sodsai

Assessing the effectiveness survey to develop Sunda pangolin distribution maps and habitat suitability models

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Ezgi Saydam

Assessment of the Mediterranean monk seal, Monachus monachus, population and habitats in Gokova Special Environmental Protection Area

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Ahmed Basheer

Spatial variation in abundance and distribution of two rare and vulnerable EDGE coral species under different management regimes

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Robin Ramdeen

Condition of Orbicella faveolata and perceptions of local stakeholders towards coral conservation in Montserrat

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Basil Lewela

Habitat restoration of the Sagalla Hill to enhance survival of the Critically Endangered caecilian

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Lv Jingcai

Building existing data of the distribution range and abundance of wild Chinese Giant Salamander (CGS) in Guizhou province

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Justine Gwegime

Secured future distribution and habitat for the Rondo galago Galagoides rondoensis and improved conservation knowledge and attitude to the community within the Rondo galago range in Southern part of Tanzania

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James Mougal

Improve our knowledge on sooglossid frogs distribution & abundance and develop a monitoring protocol

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Sylvanna Antat

A study of the role of Marine Protected Areas in the conservation of three EDGE coral species

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Jacob Ngwava

Conservation Assessment of the Critically Endangered Du Toit’s Torrent frog (Petropedetes dutoiti) in Kenya

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Arun Kanagavel

Conservation of Kerala Indian frog through intensive field surveys and community participation

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Tran Quang Phuong

Developing release protocols for fully-rehabilitated trade-confiscated Sunda pangolins, Manis javanica, in Vietnam

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Uuganbadrakh Oyunkhishig

Monitoring the ecology and distribution of the long-eared jerboa (Euchoreutes naso) with a view to making conservation recommendations

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Dorine Mkaluma Ngeti

Restoration of Sagalla Hill with a view to creating a sustainable future for the Critically Endangered caecilian Boulengerula niedeni

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John Konie

Constructing the evidence base to monitor the pygmy hippo (Hexaprotodon liberiensis) in Sapo National Park, Liberia

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Grace Ngaruiya

Status survey of the Golden-rumped sengi (Rhynchocyon chrysopygus) in the northern coastal forests of Kenya

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Piyathip Piyapan

Roost site selection and roosting activity of Kitti's Hog-nosed bat (Craseonycteris thonglongyai) in Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand

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