Using a number of metrics, ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Programme determines the 100 most distinct and globally endangered species. EDGE (Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered) species have few close relatives and are often extremely distinct in the way they look, live and behave. If they disappear there will be nothing like them left on the planet.
The EDGE Fellows program aims to create a new global network of in-country conservationists trained in cutting-edge wildlife management techniques and well-equipped to design and implement a project for a local EDGE species.
EDGE Fellowships follow a comprehensive two-year training program designed to equip Fellows with the tools to become successful conservation leaders. Among other things, EDGE Fellows receive grants to undertake a 2-year project on in-country EDGE species.
To date, EJF Philanthropies has funded EDGE Fellows for four species: the Sunda Pangolin, the Philippine Eagle, the Baird’s Tapir, and the Elephant shrew. EJF/P is pleased to provide financial support for these Fellows in their important work and to support the EDGE program. Simone Friedman currently serves as an EDGE Ambassador.
Click on the links below to learn more about the EDGE Fellows EJF Philanthropies supports.