Durrell joins forces with IUCN to deliver translocation training, Hawaii

Durrell Conservation Academy staff have recently returned from Hawaii where we partnered with the IUCN Reintroduction Specialist Group, US Geological Service, the Institute of Zoology (London), Massey University, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Maui Forest bird Recovery Project to deliver the first of what we hope will be a series of courses designed to improve decision-making within conservation translocation projects.

Twenty participants from across the northern Pacific islands and central America attended the three-day training course, where we worked together to develop plans for the translocation of a range of species, from endemic Hawaiian snails to the great green macaws of Costa Rica.

The course looked at structured decision-making processes and tools and how we make decisions around conservation translocations within a mix of diverse stakeholder groups. Feedback from the course was very positive and we’re now looking for the next location to run the programme in 2017.

Please do contact Durrell if you would be interested in hosting the course near you.