Jersey - HQ

Durrell Conservation Academy

Durrell Conservation Academy is situated alongside Jersey Zoo, headquarters to Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Jersey Zoo is a world renowned conservation park containing over 130 species including some of the most threatened birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles in the world.

Les Noyers, where Durrell Conservation Academy is based, was purchased in 1979 with the express intention of developing a residential programme of endangered species recovery training. Since that time we have trained more than 3300 conservationists from 135 countries in how to save species from extinction.

Participants on our courses spend time in Jersey Zoo learning first hand from Durrell staff about the husbandry techniques, veterinary care and welfare of our exotic collection. Most importantly you will learn how ex-situ management of endangered species can support their recovery in the wild.

We run 45 projects in 14 countries worldwide. Many of the staff involved in our overseas conservation projects are based at Jersey Zoo. Consequently participants on our training courses will be exposed to the realities of endangered species and habitat recovery projects through lectures, seminars, problem solving activities and skills training direct from our field staff.