Led by our Honorary Director, Lee Durrell, this week-long course will introduce you to the headquarters of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, showing you just how Gerald Durrell’s work lives on in the organisation he created to save species from extinction. During the week you will get to know our expert staff, who will show you behind the scenes in the animal departments and explain how the work we do here at the Durrell Wildlife Park supports our projects around the world. You will also learn about our major conservation programmes in Madagascar and Mauritius and the impacts they are having on species, wild habitats and people.

There will be field trips to our Jersey-based projects to see how we are contributing to wildlife conservation on the Island. You will learn about Jersey’s fascinating natural history from local experts, and you will visit places of historical and cultural interest around the Island. All this will allow you to discover the Jersey that became Gerald Durrell’s home for more than 35 years.

The whole week will be an informal mix of talks, walks, visits, readings from Gerald Durrell’s books and special behind-the-scenes access to parts of Jersey Zoo that are not normally open to the public. We will also explore some of the highlights of Jersey’s natural scenery. We will be joined by tutors from Gerald Durrell Week Corfu, eminent natural historians who will talk about their work on wildflowers, butterflies and herpetofauna in Corfu and elsewhere.

The course will be based at Durrell Conservation Academy at Durrell’s headquarters in Jersey.

How much will it cost?

The course fee is £575 per adult and £1035 per couple (two people booking together). A limited number of places are available for accompanied children (minimum age 12) for a fee of £400.

The on-site food package is £92.50 per person (excluding off-site meals in cafes).

On-site B&B accommodation is available upon request at £32 per person per night (shared room). A limited number of single rooms are available on a first come first served basis, please enquire for occupancy rate(s) and availability.

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