Prologue

Protecting the world’s most unique endangered animals.

EDGE species are an irreplaceable part of the world’s evolutionary heritage. With no or few close relatives, they represent an entire branch of the tree of life. Many possess extraordinary looks, behaviours and traits not seen in any other species, as well as unique evolutionary features, some yet to be discovered. These animals make significant contributions to the variety of life, including human well-being.

Kākāpō

New Zealand

Critically Endangered

The Kakapo’s feathers are much softer than many other birds’ due to it being completely flightless 

Chap. i - Who we are

Living in balance with nature

We’re striving for a world in which wildlife and humanity can co-exist in a balanced and sustainable way, and in which nature is universally and instinctively valued for its unparalleled contribution to our planet and our way of life.

Who we are
Numbat © Wayne Lawler / Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Numbat © Wayne Lawler / Australian Wildlife Conservancy
Who we are
Chap. ii -What We Do

Conservation, Science & Stories

The loss of an EDGE species represents the loss of an entire branch of the tree of life. If they disappear, there will be nothing like them left on Earth. We want to change the outlook for these incredible species by supporting conservation, science and storytelling activities worldwide.

What we do
Aye-Aye © Nick Garbutt
Aye-Aye © Nick Garbutt
What we do
Chap. iii — Featured EDGE Species

Meet the EDGE animals

Kākāpō

Strigops habroptilus

New Zealand

Critically Endangered

Approx. 211 left

Kākāpō

Strigops habroptilus

The world’s only nocturnal parrot, this large flightless bird has muscular legs for climbing trees and hiking long distances. But these are no defence against introduced cats and rats. Despite living up to 90 years, there’s now only around 211 birds left in existence.

Learn more about the Kākāpō
Chap. IV - Animal EDGEucation

Start your #AnimalEDGEucation

We are excited to launch a new range of educational material that teach young curious minds about EDGE animals.

Animal EDGEucation
Animal EDGEucation
Chap. v - Fun & Games

Stories & Activities

Securing the future of EDGE species is a serious business, but we can still have fun while we learn! Play our family-friendly games and find out more about protecting the planet’s most weird and wonderful creatures.

Fun & games
Fun & games
Chap. vi - Get Involved

How you can make a difference

Our planet is facing a biodiversity crisis with 1 million species currently facing extinction. Worryingly, 9 out of 10 of the top EDGE species are receiving insufficient conservation attention. You can help us to change that.

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© Anjit Kumar Huilgol
© Anjit Kumar Huilgol
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