This grant project will support the improvement of conservation knowledge for evolutionarily distinct species and lineages, in partnership with the SSC Chair’s Office of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The aim of the SSC EDGE internal grants are to contribute to halting the loss of evolutionarily distinct lineages, in alignment with the World Conservation Congress Resolution (WCC-2012-Res-019-EN), through improving assessment and planning for overlooked and evolutionarily distinct species. The internal grants will fund groups that include range state conservation scientists and practitioners and do one or more of the following:
Assess highly evolutionarily distinct species that do not yet have a Red Listing.
Assess EDGE species with out of date Red Listings.
Develop conservation action plans for EDGE species where these do not exist or are in need of updating.
The full list of winners for the 2020–21 grant round is:
SSC Palm Specialist Group
SSC Cetacean Specialist Group
SSC Australasian Marsupial and Monotreme Species Specialist Group
SSC Cuban Plant Specialist Group
SSC Indonesian Plant Red List Authority
SSC Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
See more information on the first round.