Tuesday, January 16, 2007

EDGE = Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered

The EDGE of Existence programme aims to conserve the world's most endangered species by implementing the research and conservation actions needed to secure their future. It has compiled a list of the Top 100 Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) mammals. Two-thirds of the top 100 EDGE mammal species are currently receiving little or no conservation attention. The EDGE of Existence programme aims to address this issue by implementing conservation strategies for all of these species within the next five years. This year, it has identified 10 Focal species for conservation such as the Yangtze river dolphin, the Pygmy hippopotamus and the golden-rumped elephant shrew. These animals are endangered or critically endangered and in urgent need of our help. You can help to save these species by donating here.

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