Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands and sits between England and France in the English Channel.
The 45km² island is home to Durrell’s headquarters, Jersey Zoo, and a variety of fascinating wildlife. Jersey’s coastal habitats, like the clifftops, heathlands and sand dunes, make the island a haven for many coastal species.
The red-billed chough was a prominent sight in Jersey’s skies until it became extinct on the island around 1900. Now, through habitat restoration and captive breeding and release, the chough has successfully returned to Jersey.
By 1987, only one small population of agile frogs remained in Jersey following a pesticide spill and continued predation on spawn and frogs by other species. We've been working to save the agile frog from extinction since then, and through habitat management and tadpole head-starting, agile frog populations are increasing.
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Birds On The Edge
Choughs are the flagship bird of the Birds On The Edge project, and we hope that with long-term continuous management of the island, we will see more than just choughs returning to Jersey.
Find out more about the reintroduction of the red-billed chough and the habitat restoration work on the island.