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Our Mission

Since our inception, Durrell has had a single mission; Saving Species from Extinction. However, in the long-term, we want to not only prevent extinctions but also recover populations of threatened species. We will harness our species management expertise to drive the rewilding of ecosystems so that they are more functional, diverse and resilient; thereby improving the quality of local people’s lives. Through our work in the wild and at Jersey Zoo, we will reconnect people with nature and help drive the societal change needed to save and restore the natural world.

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An annual membership offers our most valued relationship, developing a range of ongoing employee and commercial benefits. We offer tangible benefits to inspire your staff, engage your customers and help your company make a positive difference for people and nature. Membership benefits include team-volunteering projects, introductions to experts in conservation, complimentary entry, retail discounts and invitations to exclusive Durrell events.

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We want to rewild species and ecosystems as well as people and places by:

  • Recovering threatened or missing wildlife
  • Reviving and rebuilding ecosystems and natural processes
  • Reconnecting people to the natural world
  • Taking responsibility for the natural world

These actions will result in more diverse, beautiful and resilient natural landscapes in which species can thrive and people can enjoy a deeper connection with nature, generation after generation.

Our Impact

We know that with enough time, knowledge and commitment, our hands-on approach to conservation works and we can prove it. Through the Durrell Index we are able to track the threats facing our species, the actions we take, and evaluate the difference we make to wild species, ecosystems and people: our impact.

We place a strong importance on being able to demonstrate how the support we receive enables us to directly make a difference and we will continue to use world-class science to drive and deliver the measurement of our impact.

Animals at Jersey Zoo

Whether you like bats, birds, boas or bears, with over 100 species at Jersey Zoo there is something here for everyone. Come and be amused by the orangutans, watch our young gorilla playing with his dad, and see the tamarins scampering freely amongst the trees. Enjoy the otters playing in the water or spot the meerkats guarding their burrows. Wander through the aviaries as birds fly above your head and get up close with the flamboyant flamingos. Take a stroll around the reptile and amphibian house, and see if you can spot the camouflaged chameleons. Our newly-extended bat enclosure is a world-first for fruit bats in captivity and allows the bats to fly around in a huge 100m circle – be prepared to see some amazing acroBATics!

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Animals we work with in the Wild

Global conservation is a huge priority for Durrell, with field staff operating programmes around the world, from the grasslands of Assam in northern India to the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat. We focus on islands where unique species are in danger and on animals suffering the worst declines, such as primates, reptiles and amphibians. Animals we work with include the mountain chicken frog, one of the largest frogs in the world; the ploughshare tortoise, the most threatened tortoise on the planet due to illegal poaching; and the pink pigeon, one of our success stories – over 30 years of working with these beautiful birds has increased the wild population from just 16 to over 400 wild birds.

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Gerald Durrell
- Our Founder

Famous British author and conservationist Gerald Durrell, was a visionary, a pioneer and a man with a mission. He believed that good zoos could do great things in conservation and nearly 60 years ago he set out to prove it.

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The Trust

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, founded by Gerald Durrell in 1963, is an international charity based in Jersey in the Channel Islands. It costs over £8million to run Durrell every year and this income is raised via commercial activities, donations, fundraising activities and the generosity of our members and supporters.

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