Our trainees become more skilled, more confident and therefore more effective
At Durrell Conservation Academy, we know there are skills and
experience out there to prevent further species from becoming extinct. We also
know that with more support and opportunity, we can capture, share and apply
these qualities to more conservationists and projects worldwide. Successful conservation action involves a wide variety of biological and cross-disciplinary skills. To tackle the escalating challenges to save biodiversity, we have to pass those skills on to the conservationists who need it the most.
As a result of our training, an individual can be more personally effective and capable of taking effective conservation action. With a greater number of trained conservation professionals, species have a greater chance of survival.
Durrell’s first student was Yousoof Mungroo, who came from Mauritius in 1977. He went on to become the first Director of the National Parks Conservation Service on the island, supporting local initiatives that saved some of the rarest species on
earth, such as the Echo Parakeet and Pink Pigeon. Since then the number of conservationists trained has risen rapidly for example in 2022, Durrell Academy trained 190 conservation professionals and 153 university students.