Durrell Conservation Academy

We run a wide range of courses suitable for everyone from enthusiastic animal lovers to professional conservationists. Our aim is to support you throughout your career.

Integrated Species Conservation and Management

31/10/16 - 04/11/16

Combining the expertise of academic staff from the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) at the University of Kent with that of conservation practitioners from the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, this 5-day intensive course aims to equip participants with the theoretical and practical skills required for effective management of threatened species.

Avian Egg Incubation Workshop

07/11/16 - 11/11/16

The Avian egg incubation workshop is a five day practical workshop designed to give participants the skills required to successfully incubate bird eggs and deal with problems that could arise.

Managing and Leading Conservation Projects

12/12/16 - 16/12/16

This course is designed to strengthen the project management and leadership skills of conservation and natural resource professionals who currently or will be managing staff and projects, often under challenging conditions.

Durrell Endangered Species Management Graduate Certificate (DESMAN) 2017

27/02/17 - 19/05/17

This 12 week course is designed to equip conservation professionals with a complete range of skills to maximise their effectiveness at managing or participating in conservation projects. You will learn the latest theory and practice.

Facilitation and Communications Skills

06/03/17 - 10/03/17

The five-day Facilitation and Communication Skills course is designed to develop the skills needed to facilitate meetings within your own organisation or workshops involving multiple stakeholders with multiple and potentially conflicting interests.

Durrell Post-Graduate Diploma in Endangered Species Recovery

29/03/17 - 13/10/17

Based exclusively on the island of Mauritius, Indian Ocean, you will gain extensive field experience within species recovery teams as well as gaining a post-graduate diploma from one of the world’s leading international universities, the University of Kent.

An Introduction to GIS for Conservation Managers

17/04/17 - 21/04/17

Most of the great issues confronting modern conservation have a spatial element. This five day course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Passion for Primates

08/07/17 - 10/07/17

An exciting introduction to the lemurs, monkeys and apes at Durrell and the conservationists who work with them.

Gerald Durrell Week Corfu

27/05/17 - 02/06/17

Based on the magical island of Corfu, the week long course recreates experiences like those of the young Gerald Durrell.

Gerald Durrell Week Jersey

15/07/17 - 21/07/17

Led by our Honorary Director, Lee Durrell, this week-long course will introduce you to the headquarters of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, showing you just how Gerald Durrell’s work lives on in the organisation he created to save species from extinction.

Endangered Species Recovery

24/07/17 - 04/08/17

The Endangered Species Recovery course is a two week introduction to the issues and practical skills involved in saving threatened species from extinction.

Managing and Leading Conservation Projects *Based in Mauritius*

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The success or failure of wildlife conservation projects hinges on the management and leadership skills of those in charge. This course is designed to equip you with the practical skills you need to design projects, create and manage teams and lead them towards achieving measurable conservation success.

Latest Developments in Primate Conservation

11/09/17 - 15/09/17

‘Latest Developments in Primate Conservation’ is Durrell’s brand new five day course delivered by some of the world’s leading primatologists, providing latest information on key issues in current and future primate conservation – ideal for those working in or wishing to become more involved in primate conservation.

The Beauty of Birds: A beginner's guide to birds and bird study

23/09/17 - 25/09/17

The Beauty of Birds course is a three day course aimed at bird enthusiasts wanting to gain a greater understanding of birds, practical field skills, behavioural ecology and bird conservation.