1 Tahrcountry Musings: Protection Of Edge Animals Set To Get A Boost

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Protection Of Edge Animals Set To Get A Boost

Edge Animals are those having few close relatives, genetically distinct, and require immediate action to save them from extinction. Now under a scheme titled “Evolutionary distinct globally endangered project” Zoological Society of London is on to a unique conservation initiative. Species like Bumblebee Bat, Pygmy Hippo, Slender Loris will get special protection. Scientists have identified a total of 564 species that fall within the definition of edge species and the Zoological Society of London will focus on the top 100 initially.

3 comments:

Prasanth Kodai said...

This is rousing news. Thanks for that definition of edge animal. It is a new word for me.

Tahrman Alembath said...

Glad to notice that the definition came in handy for you.Yes this is a bold initiatve and needs to be complimented

sita Raghavan said...

edge animals sure gets priority in conservation efforts.This indeed is a great initiative