Lee Durrell visited Hungary for the invitation of the Jane Goodall Institute, and our Association was invited too. Lee Durrell is an American naturalist, writer, honorary director of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, and the widow of Gerald Durrell, the famous British zoologist and writer.
The Trust is a conservation organization with the aim to save endangered species from extinction. Its headquarters are in the Jersey Zoo.
Lee Durrell talked about, among other things, how the Durrell Foundation works in conservation and restoration projects, and how the role of zoos has changed today.
At the end of her presentation she quoted from William Beebe, naturalist:
“The beauty and genius of a work of art may be reconceived, though its first material expression be destroyed; a vanished harmony may yet again inspire the composer, but when the last individual of a race of living things breathes no more, another heaven and another earth must pass before such a one can be again.”
Thanks again Jane Goodall Institute for having us!
Website of the Trust: www.durrell.org