DESMAN 2020 reviews: several participants of the Durrell Endangered Species Management graduate certificate course, explain why joining the course has made a significant contribution to their ability and confidence to deliver impactful conservation work.
DESMAN 2020 graduate, Vinicius José Alves Pereira, has recently started a role with our partner organisation in Brazil, IPÊ - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research). His work largely includes the conservation of the Black lion tamarins, a major project being the installation of safe sleeping for the tamarins. Vini works closely with Gabi Rezende, who has also excelled in her career after her training with Durrell Conservation Academy.
Hear Maholy Ravaloharimanitra, a DESMAN 2017 graduate, as she explains why a Rapid Action Grant from the IUCN Save Our Species project has helped continue the vital conservation work she leads at the Aspinall Foundation Madagascar and SOS . Despite the numerous challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Such funding will ensure years of hard work also invested by the SOS Lemurs Initiative is not so rapidly undone.
The Khaire's - Watch two
generations of DESMAN students, Anil and Tejas Khaire (1992 & 2016) discussing their participation at Durrell Conservation Academy.
Graduate Ivan Lozano Ortega talks about the Bioparque Reserva he founded in Colombia.
Watch Diogo Lagroteria, DESMAN 2015, discuss the affect training at Durrell has had on his work with Pied tamarins in Brazil.
Watch how Ivan Lozano Ortega, DESMAN student 1999 is working to eradicate illegal international frog trafficking in Colombia.