Saving species from extinction


With our Headquarters in Jersey, Durrell focuses its overseas conservation efforts on the three major tropical regions in the world found in the Neotropical, Afro-tropical and Indo-Malayan biogeographic realms.

Through the TopSpots approach, we have further focused our attention on those regions that act as centres of species endemism within a rich fauna and flora, and those regions that harbour a high proportiong of threatened species. Most of our projects are therefore located within either islands or isolated highland areas where the delicate and often unique balance of species has been disrupted either by habitat degradation or the spread of invasive and alien species.

Header image courtesy of Quentin Bloxam.

Madagascar & Comoros
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Madagascar & Comoros - With so many species found nowhere else, Madagascar is one of the global icons for biological diversity. But unfortunately it is also one of the world’s least developed countries and its rich natural resources are being placed under severe pressure. Madagascar is Durrell’s largest programme country and we implement long term field programmes in eight key locations around the island. Our general approach integrates efforts to reduce human pressure on the environment with species-led restoration projects.

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