Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust - Jersey

Jersey

Durrell provides intensive hands-on management of endangered species at its Jersey headquarters and through 50 conservation programmes in 18 countries worldwide.

Durrell’s headquarters in Jersey is a safe-haven for endangered animals which need to be rescued from whatever is threatening their survival in their native home. Here they breed and recover in numbers while keeper-conservationists observe and study them to learn more about what they will need to thrive in the wild again.

The Trust’s headquarters is also a ‘window’ to the work of Durrell Wildlife around the world - where visitors can enjoy the opportunity to see some of the planet’s most endangered species and learn how the Trust is working to save them. What keeper-conservationists learn about a species while it is living in Jersey can help to save its cousins struggling for survival in the wild. Some species, such as gorillas and orangutans, are well known while other species, such as the Livingstone's Fruit Bat, the Pied Tamarin, the Giant Jumping Rat, the Madagascar Teal (Bernier's Teal), the Echo Parakeet (Mauritius Parakeet), the Mountain Chicken (actually a giant frog), and Round Island Boa, are more obscure.

Other endangered animals include the Aye-Aye, Alaotran Gentle Lemur, free-ranging Black Lion Tamarin, Pied Tamarin and Silvery Marmoset, Andean Bear, Maned Wolf, Narrow Striped Mongoose, Mauritius Pink Pigeon, Mauritius Kestrel, St Lucia Parrot, Bali Starling, Meller's Duck, Madagascar Teal (Bernier's Teal), Round Island Boa, Lesser Antillean Iguana and Mallorcan midwife toad.

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