The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is a conservation organization with the aim to save species from extinction. The Trust was founded by Gerald Durrell in 1963. Its headquarters are in the Jersey Zoo which also was founded by Durrell. The organisation’s goal is to save endangered species from extinction.
Training The Durrell Academy offers various courses for those who work in the field of conservation or environment protection as well as for those who are simply interested in the topic. Their flagship course is the 12-week Durrell Endangered Species Management Graduate Certificate (DESMAN) course which is available for those who work or wish to work in the field of conservation. To be eligible, you alse have speak English fluently and you also must have the support of your employer. During the course you will get an intensive training in conservation, leadarship, communication and management skills. At the end of this course you will recieve an officially validated Graduate Certificate by the University of Kent. The application deadline for the next DESMAN course is 15th October 2017.
The list of the other upcoming courses is available here: https://www.durrell.org/wildlife/academy/courses/
The participation fee depends on the course, so we kindly ask you to contact us for more information. During the course, the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is able to provide accomodation – breakfast and dinner included – for £43/night/person, while the lunch is covered from the participation fee.
Durrell website: https://www.durrell.org
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