ZSL Conservation Expeditions
Applications for 2013 are now closed.
The deadline for submitting applications to the Conservation Expeditions grants was 31 January 2013.
No further applications can be accepted.
Blogging from the field
Read blogs from the current expeditions and find out all about their exciting field research from around the world.
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.
The aim of the EDGE programme is to put these species on the map and catalyse conservation action to secure their future. Each year a number of the most poorly known and neglected EDGE species are selected for conservation attention.
Where virtually nothing is known, ZSL-led expeditions often represent the first step in determining whether rare and cryptic EDGE species still survive. Longer-term surveys are carried out by EDGE Fellows (aspiring in-country scientists that receive financial, institutional and logistical support from the EDGE programme) to determine the status of these species and identify appropriate conservation actions.