Durrell Conservation Academy began as the 'International Training Centre for the Conservation and Captive Breeding of Endangered Species'situated at the headquarters of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey. It was officially opened by our Patron, the Princess Royal, and our Founder, Gerald Durrell, in 1984. It was renamed 'Durrell Conservation Academy'in honour of our Founder in 2012.
Jersey remains HQ for our training delivery, but in 2013 we established a second training base in Mauritius and plan to establish a training base in Madagascar from 2020. In addition, we run training courses and workshops elsewhere around the world to meet the needs of conservation organisations.