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ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Programme is now accepting applications for 2019-2021 EDGE Fellowships. The list of eligible species is attached (relevant ASAP species are highlighted in yellow) along with Fellowship advert. For more information please visit:

This is a great opportunity for early to mid-career conservationists to gain new skills and work on poorly known ASAP species.

The EDGE Fellowship

ZSL’s EDGE of Existence programme is the only global conservation initiative focusing specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history. One of the most effective ways in which the 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 mammal, amphibian, bird, reptile, coral and shark species. EDGE Fellows follow a comprehensive two-year training programme, comprising 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 an eligible EDGE species;
  • Ongoing technical support and mentorship (achieved via online modules, web-based tutorials/seminars, and field visits) throughout the Fellowship;
  • A 2-week Conservation Leadership training course in London to support Fellows to scale up their projects

The application deadline is 18th June 2018. All applications will be reviewed by a panel of internal and external experts.


ASAP EDGE species 2018

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