Durrell Conservation Academy

We believe in providing the highest quality training possible. With many of our courses this involves drawing on Durrell expertise in endangered species recovery. For some we partner with other international experts, such as those within specialist groups of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).

Increasingly we are securing accreditation for our training courses, providing impartial recognition of the quality of the training provided. Our Durrell Endangered Species Management Graduate Certificate course (DESMAN) is accredited through the University of Kent.

Recovery to be embedded uniquely within our conservation programme in Mauritius. With Imperial College London we deliver a Masters in Conservation Science, in partnership with Kew Gardens and the Zoological Society of London.

We collaborate with a wide variety of national conservation organisations in the design and delivery of our training courses worldwide (see below for examples). We are always looking for new partnerships that enable us to extend the range of training we can offer in support of endangered species conservation.

We often collaborate with specialist organisations, such as LandCare Research and Island Conservation, both of which focus on the management of invasive species. We work with in country NGOs including the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF), Mauritius, Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), Galapagos and Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPE), Brazil both to provide courses overseas and to bring people to Jersey to attend our courses. In India, we collaborate with project partners including IUCN/SSC Wild Pig Specialist Group, Forest Department, Govt. of Assam and the Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India, as part of the Pygmy Hog Conservation Programme. We also have very strong relationships with a number of UK universities including the University of Reading, the University of Kent and Nottingham Trent University.

African Wildlife Foundation, Kenya
Amphibian Research Centre, Australia
Asity Madagascar, Madagascar
Blue Iguana Recovery Programme, Grand Cayman
Bristol Zoo Gardens, UK
British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums, UK
Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, India
Chester Zoo, UK
Conservation International, USA
Darwin Initiative, Department of Environment, Rural Affairs and Agriculture, UK
Ministry of Agriculture, Housing, Lands & the Environment, Montserrat
Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology, University of Kent, UK
Environmental Awareness Group, Antigua
European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Forest Department, Government of Assam, India
Galapagos National Parks, Galapagos
Grupo Jaragua, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Imperial College, London, UK
Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Institute de Projetos e Pesquisas Ecologicas, Brazil
International Iguana Foundation
IUCN Iguana Specialist Group
IUCN/SSC Conservation Breeding Specialist Group, USA
IUCN/SSC Threatened Waterbird Specialist Group
Jersey Business School, States of Jersey
Le Réseau des Educateurs et Professionnels de la Conservation, Madagascar
MacArthur Foundation, USA
Mauritian Wildlife Foundation, Mauritius
Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Marine Resources and Agro-industries, Antigua
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, Mauritius
Ministry of Agriculture, Montserrat
Montana State University, USA
National Trust for the Cayman Islands
National Parks and Conservation Service, Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Natural Resources, Mauritius
Overseas Development Institute, UK
PanEco, Switzerland
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Royal Veterinary & Agricultural University, Denmark
Sociedad Ornitológica de la Hispaniola, Dominican Republic
States of Jersey Education Department, Jersey
St Lucia National Trust, St Lucia
Sumatran Orang-utan Conservation Project, Indonesia
The Peregrine Fund, USA
University of Bath, UK
University of Kent at Canterbury, UK
University of Reading, UK
WildCare Institute, St Louis Zoo and University of Missouri-St Louis
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, UK
Wildlife Preservation Trust Canada
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, Switzerland
ZooDom, Dominican Republic
Zoological Society of San Diego, USA