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.
As part of the Durrell Index, we use the industry best-practice ‘Red List Index’ as an indicator of success for our mission. It tracks how the survival chances of our target species have changed over time. The top line on the graph shows they have markedly improved, including 14 species we have helped save from near certain extinction.
We compared these results to a scenario in which no conservation action was taken which showed our species would have declined significantly without help. The difference is our overall impact – an improvement of 150%; proof that our conservation approach works.
We are continuing to improve our conservation monitoring and evaluation systems in order to constantly learn and improve, effectively allocate our resources and invest our funding into programmes that get the best possible results.