Following Fondation Segré’s recent involvement in ZSL’s EDGE of Existence Programme, the first five Segré EDGE Fellows have just started their Fellowship. The first cohort is represented by five conservation leaders working on Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species in Africa. Having recently participated in a month-long Conservation Tools training course in Madagascar, taught by the EDGE team, the course equipped them with all the skills they need to implement effective conservation activities for their selected EDGE species over the next two years.
- Emmanuel Amoah’s project will focus on the slender-snouted crocodile in Ghana developing the first ever conservation strategy for this species and building capacity among local students
- Aurelie Hector will work on the Round Island keel-scaled boa raising awareness to engage local communities and implement a photographic recognition method to monitor the population
- Judith Mirembe will employ a sustainable Conserved Area Technique to simultaneously protect the shoebill and allow the local communities to manage their resources sustainably in Uganda
- Naina Rabemananjara will work to reduce direct threats to the northern giant mouse lemur in Madagascar, such as illegal logging and hunting
- Sylviane Rakotozafy’s project will identify priority breeding an dispersal habitat fto the malagasy mantellid frog in Madagascar