Saving species from extinction


Durrell strives to save the most threatened species in the most threatened places around the world. Biodiversity is essential for human survival and our aim is to ensure we can persist alongside the myriad of plants and animals that inhabit our planet.

Durrell makes a difference

Around the world, 63 endangered species have undergone major recoveries since the 1980s thanks to conservation.  Durrell has led or supported projects on 12% of these!  Here are just 3 examples of our effectiveness...

  • ​7400%

  • ​4900%

  • 2757%

  • Mauritius kestrel​
    Before Durrell = 4
    After Durrell = 350

  • Echo Parakeet
    Before Durrell = 10
    After Durrell = 500

  • Rodrigues fruit bat
    Before Durrell = 350
    After Durrell = 10,000

Durrell is pioneering

Our wildlife park, field programmes and academy come together to deliver a unique approach to tackling today’s conservation problems, with skills developed within each area allowing us to stop declines of threatened species in the short term, as well as building necessary skills and capacity to protect species and habitats in the long term.

We're at the front line of conservation,

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‘Thus the Trust would become a form of university ...where people can get the correct training...and then take their talents back to form conservation units throughout the world’

Gerald Durrell, 1976, The Stationary Ark

One of the central goals of Durrell’s conservation programme is to enhance the evidence base for conservation practitioners in the field. We want to ensure that the knowledge generated through our projects and in collaboration with others is made available to the widest possible audience and becomes a resource both for current and future conservationists.

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