Saving species from extinction
Click to read: Places available on Durrell's Endangered Species Recovery Course

Places available on Durrell's Endangered Species Recovery Course

All those with a keen interest in wildlife conservation are being encouraged to sign up to Durrell’s Endangered Species Recovery Course for 2008. The course is ideally suited for university students, veterinary and zoo staff, as well as people considering a career move into conservation.

Gerald Durrell knew that training conservationists around the world is perhaps the most effective, long-term means of saving endangered species and their habitats. He established the International Training Centre, at Durrell’s headquarters in Jersey, in 1984. Since then we have trained more than 1500 conservationists from over 120 countries.

The ITC runs a wide range of courses including the ever popular Endangered Species Recovery Course (ESR, formally known as the Summer School) This three-week course introduces you to the realities of exotic animal management in captivity and in the wild, direct from those with first-hand experience.

The ESR course is designed to encourage a critical understanding of current and future needs in conservation, with practical activities, discussion sessions, lectures and supervised research activities on-site and in the field.

You will receive an official certificate on completion of the course, become part of the global Durrell network of conservationists and develop contacts with lecturers that may prove invaluable in your professional and/or personal interests in species conservation.

“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

Posted 9 November 2007

 
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