Mongolian EDGE species (Long Eared Jerboa, Bacterian Camel, Saiga antelope)

BioBeer: Environmental Talks in UlaanbaatarUuganbadrakh.O, Adiya.J, Buuveibaatar.B, will present a talk entitled "Mongolian EDGE species (Long Eared Jerboa, Bacterian Camel, Saiga antelope)"
on *Thursday, May 7, 2009.* At Sweet Cafe

Evolutionary Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) species have few close relatives on the tree of life and are often extremely distinct in the way they look, live and behave. These unique species are also on the verge of extinction, and if they disappear there will be nothing like them left on the planet.
Some EDGE species such as elephants and pandas are well-known but others, such as the venomous Long eared jerboa, Hispaniolan solenodon, the miniscule Gardiner's Seychelles frog and the egg-laying long-beaked echidnas, remain poorly understood and, until recently, were in danger of slipping unnoticed towards extinction.
The majority of EDGE species are found in developing countries, and we believe that the best way to achieve long-term conservation is to train and support local people to conserve their own local biodiversity. The EDGE Fellows programme directs resources and builds capacity for young and aspiring in-country conservationist and scientists to do just that.

Biobeers is held on the first Thursday of every month at Sweet Cafe
(located behind the Information and Technological National Park and
next to the Admon Printing Company, west of Internom Bookstore
Building). People are requested to arrive after 6pm, in time for the
talk to start at 6.30.

Biobeers is a monthly gathering of government and NGO staff,
biologists, researchers, and other professionals interested in
conservation. Each month, Biobeers sponsors a half-hour presentation
on a topic relevant to Mongolian conservation, followed by an informal
gathering to discuss activities and issues of interest. Biobeers is an
opportunity to find out what is happening in the field of conservation
in Mongolia, talk informally to other researchers and peers in your
field, and share information about issues critical to the environment
and people of Mongolia.

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