Erasmus Darwin Barlow Expeditions 2014
Applications for 2014 are now open.
The intention is to contribute funds for short field expeditions (maximum 3 months) that carry out surveys to gather information to address a field conservation question.
Find out more here: Erasmus Darwin Barlow Expeditions 2014
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.