The EDGE of Existence programme highlights and protects some of the most unique species on the planet, which are on the verge of extinction.
These weird and wonderful species are Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered. Representing a unique and irreplaceable part of our world’s biodiversity, many EDGE species have been overlooked by conservationists – until now.
Explore our conservation work around the world, from Fellows to Projects to Expeditions, to learn more about these amazing species and support our efforts to maintain the diversity of life.One of the most effective ways ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme is working to secure the future of EDGE species is by awarding two year Fellowships to future conservation leaders (“EDGE Fellows”) working on poorly-known EDGE fish, gymnosperms, bird, mammal, amphibian, reptile, shark or ray species.
The two-year Fellowship comprises of:
- A 4-week Conservation Tools training course at the beginning of the programme to provide Fellows with essential training in techniques to plan and implement their project;
- A grant of £10,000 to undertake a 2-year project on a top-priority EDGE species;
- Ongoing technical support via online modules, web-based tutorials/seminars, and field visits throughout the Fellowship;
- One-to-one support from a scientific advisor based at ZSL or a partner organisation;
- A 2-week Conservation Leadership training course in London on successful completion of Fellowship to help Fellows prepare for the next stage of their career.
You may be eligible for an EDGE Fellowship if you:
- Focus your work on an EDGE species included on the 2021 curated list.
- Are an early-career conservation biologist or wildlife manager (less than 10 years’ experience).
- Are a resident of a country in which the proposed focal species occurs.
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