After spotting the Protection for ‘weirdest’ species story on the BBC web site today, I followed the link to EDGE and found an extraordinary website.
Recent studies indicate that almost 75 per cent of the world’s most extraordinary threatened mammals are receiving little or no conservation attention.
If these species go extinct, they will be lost forever. There are no similar animals on earth to replace them.
The EDGE of Existence programme aims to conserve the world’s most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species by implementing the research and conservation actions needed to secure their future.
The site has an amazing list of the top 100 endangered and critically endangered species in the world. I highly recommend checking out The EDGE of Existence programme, and consider donating to help fund research and protection of some of the world most unique creatures.
The EDGE of Existence programme
The Zoological Society of LondonMangrove Terrapin rediscovered in Thailand