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EDGE of Existence
Title: EDGE of Existence
Title alternative: EDGE : Evolutionarily Distinct & Globally Endangered
Creator: The Zoological Society of London <London, England>
Abstract: The EDGE of Existence programme is the only global conservation initiative to focus specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history. Using a scientific framework to identify the world’s most Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species, the EDGE of Existence programme highlights and protects some of the weirdest and most wonderful species on the planet. EDGE species have few close relatives on the tree of life and are often extremely unusual in the way they look, live and behave, as well as in their genetic make-up. They represent a unique and irreplaceable part of the world’s natural heritage, yet an alarming proportion are currently sliding silently towards extinction unnoticed. The aim of the EDGE programme is to put these species on the map and catalyse conservation action to secure their future. [Information of the supplier, modified]
Table of contents: Species / Conservation / EDGE Science / Conservation Prioritisation
Subject: Rare and endangered animals (591.68);
Animals as biological resources (333.954)
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Audience: Beginner; Intermediate
Language: English
Format: website
Resource type: Academic societies, professional associations, working groups
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2012-06-12
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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