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Over 1,000 rhino will be poached this year in Africa.
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EDGE is ambitious non-profit bringing innovation to conservation. Here's what you helped us do >>>

Last year donations to EDGE went toward:
  • Ranger Professional Development
  • Art Education in 2 Communities
  • Art supplies to two schools
  • Solar Lighting to a community without power
  • Body Armor, boots, uniforms for 25 Rangers
  • Flight Suits for 8 Counter Poaching Air Wing Pilots
  • DNA Sequencers and sample freezers for Genetic Elephant Mapping
  • Elephant darting and population map program funded for 2018
  • Protection. Innovation. Community.

    Foreward Thinking

    The fight to save endangered species must not merely be reactive. We’re working in the future: consulting and facilitating shared information to areas that are not yet in crisis — but may soon be. >>>
    Hosting an International Wildlife Security Conference and facilitating information sharing between top minds in science and security, every success and every development must be shared. Wildlife behavior evolves and poaching escalates: to be effective, we must be innovative and imaginative.

    Assymetrical Security

    Radical solutions to change the game in counter poaching. >>>


    EDGE supports K9 programs, nightvision tactics, network communications and other innovations from the top minds in Special Operations. We develop new tactics with Rangers on the front lines of the poaching war, with resources — human and technological — never before introduced to counter poaching efforts. EDGE wants highly trained, capable, quick reaction rangers enabled with the right cutting edge equipment. We work to see that realized in the field in African Parks, including Kruger National Park, and — for the first time in history — African Rangers to the United States for Professional Development.

    Community Development

    It’s not enough to stop poachers in the act: we want to stop them from ever being recruited. >>>

    Many of those recruited into poaching have never even seen the animals they hunt and kill. EDGE has roots. We have unique relationships in local communities around our areas of operation. EDGE provides solar lighting to communities to help children study. We bring conservation awareness through art instruction and photography programs, and are working to support sewing centers and economic opportunities. Communities are on the frontlines of conservation, and theirs is the birthright to the incredible animals we strive to protect.

    Repopulation

    Bringing wildlife back the right way with genetic research and barrier innovations. >>>

    Moving and growing big animal populations the right way: with thorough genetic mapping, new technology to avoid human elephant conflict and . We have installed and developed laboratories to build maps of elephant and other big game populations to allow for smart movement of animals from overpopulated to underpopulated areas. We also study the effects of Big Game Hunting on park populations. It’s one thing to breed and move at risk or endangered animals to grow numbers. EDGE aims to do it the right way, with local knowledge and scientific understanding to achieve natural populations and sustainable balance.

    About EDGE

    EDGE is an ambitious counter-poaching and conservation organization. We're a collaborative team with backgrounds in technology, US Special Operations, entertainment and international business. Our core team is international.
    We're partnered on the ground - we work directly with those on the front lines of the most radical efforts to protect and preserve endangered species.

    We bring unique resources to the campaign to protect wildlife in robust and effective ways.
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    RECENT DEPLOYMENTS

    Education
    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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    Research
    Wildlife Cameras via PIX

    This month, EDGE has been in Namibia and South Africa working with wildlife and remote camera company PIX to bring Pixcontroller surveillance systems to wildlife conservation and wildlife security in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana. These

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    Education
    Using Drones

    EDGE is staring a new drone research program with RHCRU in Bela Bela, South Africa to evaluate the use of drones for wildlife management, conservation, and security. Our goal is to train and provide drones

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    Technology
    Solar Communities

    August 16, 2017 – We began our journey in South Africa with a tour of its Mpumalanga province complete with game drives in Kruger National Park and an interaction with tamed elephants. In our first

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    Education
    Elephant Forensics

    Clarissa is a part of our educational tier, working with an innovative spirit in the field.  Hear about her experience in her words: August 16, 2017 – Hey everyone, my name is Clarissa and I am

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