Durrell Conservation Academy
Durrell has been running unique courses in good conservation practice since 1978, when Gerald Durrell created what he called “a mini-university” at Durrell Wildlife Park, to provide intensive training to conservation practitioners worldwide.
There are now more than 3,350 Durrell graduates from around 135 countries.
Supporting professionals throughout their career
Designed for... zoo and other conservation professionals, as well as undergraduate or postgraduate students seeking continuing professional development within their field of interest.
Courses include... Amphibian Conservation Husbandry, Conservation Breeding and Husbandry of Birds, Avian Egg Incubation Workshop, Conservation Breeding and Husbandry of Callitrichids and Lemurs.
‘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
We've trained over 3,350 conservationists in 135 countries
"Training and working with Durrell has had a huge impact on my work and helped me realise that I was capable of doing something useful and making a real difference..."
Dr Ian Singleton
Conservation Director -SOCP
Attended Endangered Species Recovery course in 1987