Saving species from extinction


Durrell Conservation Academy

We run a wide range of courses suitable for everyone from enthusiastic animal lovers to professional conservationists. Our aim is to support you throughout your career. 

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Endangered Species Recovery

14/07/14 - 25/07/14

The Endangered Species Recovery course is a two week introduction to the issues and practical skills involved in saving threatened species from extinction. Read more

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An Introduction to GIS for Conservation Managers

08/04/14 - 12/04/14

50% COURSE FEE REDUCTION NOW AVAILABLE! Most of the great issues confronting modern conservation have a spatial element. This five day course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Read more

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Durrell Post-Graduate Diploma in Endangered Species Recovery- 2014

01/04/14 - 30/09/14

Based exclusively on the island of Mauritius, Indian Ocean, you will gain extensive field experience within species recovery teams.  Intensive taught modules led by some of the world’s leading conservation professionals provide you with the applied...  Read more

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Managing Complex Issues in the Animal Health & Conservation Workplaces

14/04/14 - 16/05/14

On-line seminar series run in collaboration with The University of Edinburgh that aims to help professionals deal with the complex relationships and conflicts that form part of every workplace with particular emphasis on how these issues affect peop...Read more

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The Beauty of Birds: A beginner's guide to birds and bird study

03/05/14 - 05/05/14

The Beauty of Birds course is a three day course aimed at bird enthusiasts wanting to gain a greater understanding of birds, practical field skills, behavioural ecology and bird conservation.   Read more

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Passion for Primates

24/05/14 - 26/05/14

An exciting introduction to the lemurs, monkeys and apes at Durrell and the conservationists who work with them. Read more

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Latest Developments in Primate Conservation

01/09/14 - 05/09/14

‘Latest Developments in Primate Conservation’ is Durrell’s brand new five day course delivered by some of the world’s leading primatologists, providing latest information on key issues in current and future primate conservati...Read more

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Tropical Conservation and Ecology Field Skills: Mauritius

06/10/14 - 15/10/14

This course will provide you with the practical ‘hands-on’ field research and species conservation skills to help you stand out from your peers. Read more

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Conservation Education and Interpretation

25/10/14 - 27/10/14

An innovative course pushing the boundaries of traditional conservation education practice and inspiring new approaches. Read more

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Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

10/11/14 - 14/11/14

The Avian egg incubation workshop is a five day practical workshop designed to give participants the skills required to successfully incubate bird eggs and deal with problems that could arise. Read more

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Durrell Endangered Species Management Graduate Certificate (DESMAN) 2015

02/02/15 - 24/04/15

This 12 week course is designed to equip conservation professionals with a complete range of skills to maximise their effectiveness at managing or participating in conservation projects. You will learn the latest theory and practice...  Read more