The Endangered Species Recovery (ESR) course is a two week introduction to the issues and practical skills involved in saving threatened species from extinction. You will develop a critical understanding of biodiversity conservation and the issues it raises, as well as practical research skills. This course is perfectly suited for those wanting an up to date summary, and has also proved invaluable to those considering a career change to conservation as a profession.

Who is it for?

The course is suitable for anyone who has an active interest in conservation.

What is the course content?

This course will give an introduction to issues such as the value of and threats to biodiversity, planning species and ecosystem recovery programmes, small population biology, captive species management, and community conservation. Participants will also be introduced to a wide range of practical research skills. The course will include current case studies of conservation work by Durrell on some of the most critically endangered primates, birds, reptiles and amphibians.

Where will the course be run?

The course will be based at Durrell Conservation Academy at Durrell’s headquarters in Jersey. Teaching will be delivered by Durrell’s own conservation specialists and several internationally renowned experts brought in from elsewhere.

How much will it cost?

Course fee: £1000 This includes:

  • All course materials
  • Unlimited entry to Jersey Zoo during the course
  • Certificate of attendance

Optional full board accommodation is available in our on-site hostel for £52.50 per person per night. Optional lunches are available for non-residents at £8 per person per day.

Please click here for a more detailed outline of the course.

CPD hours

This course is Approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD, and may be counted as 210 CPD credits.