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EDGE is an ambitious conservation and counter-poaching organization providing support for wildlife in Africa through research, technology, education and security.

Innovation to Conservation.
Partnered on the ground.
The best expertise is on the ground. We partner with rangers, scientists and other local groups to combat poaching in the most effective ways possible.
Conservation Through Education.
Counter poaching requires generation-level changes. EDGE provides community development and research internships in South Africa and Namibia.
Innovative approach
Whether technology, special operations or intelligence gathering, EDGE brings the latest in progressive thinking and capability to conservation.
Big Picture View.
Our approach is comprehensive, and our resources strategized for maximum effect. This isn't a sprint, it's a marathon that will never end.

About EDGE

EDGE’s core team has backgrounds and current experience in US Army Research, Woods Hole Research Institute, International business, special ops and entertainment. Our staff is international, with coordinators, researchers and partners in several countries. We're a collaborative team.
Due to the unique nature and security concerns of some of our work, we do not post our bios online, but we can share our stories with donors. Our strategic partners include a variety of technology companies, businesses, and individuals with significant on-the-ground experience.

Current Efforts

Tactical and Canine Support

Supporting and working with those providing tactical insight and canine training for next-level
security in preserves and parks.

Wildlife Conservation Forensics Program

EDGE is empowering South Africa and Namibia to have their own wildlife forensics laboratories with our own Yale educated staff on the ground there.

Community Development

Conservation starts with community. Key projects include water and power for communities near wildlife preserves, medical training and supply and special skills training.

RECENT DEPLOYMENTS

Education
EDGE Team
Update from April 2018

Greetings!  We’re back from a long stint in the field.  Averaging about four hours of sleep a night, the last couple of months of EDGE work has been exhausting and rewarding. This month we facilitated the

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Education
EDGE Team
Botswana Wells

In Botswana, wells that support big game wildlife — Elephant, zebra, giraffe — have for many years run on diesel pumps. Those pumps have been turned off, the fuel cut, and now the few animals

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