“The one common feature that many successful conservation projects have is a charismatic and inspirational leader that has a clear vision, can motivate the staff and can manage morale”.
​- Dr Ulysses Seal, Founding Chairman IUCN Conservation Breeding Specialist Group

Course aim

This course is designed to strengthen the project management and leadership skills of conservation and natural resource professionals who currently or will be managing staff and projects, often under challenging conditions. It is also relevant to researchers charged with developing and managing diverse research teams. The course draws on the theory and practiceof management and leadership and applies it to the context of wildlife conservation projects through the use of case study scenarios, guest lectures from leading conservation professionals and experience of applying practical tools to improve your work.


This course is run by Durrell in partnership with the University of Kent and Fauna & Flora International.


At the end of the course participants will:

  • Demonstrate more effective leadership skills to improve staff performance and project outputs and outcomes
  • Utilise a range of management tools to help them budget, plan, protect and monitor project results and evaluate impacts
  • Develop and manage diverse field teams
  • Manage conflict
  • Prioritise and manage stakeholder groups within multi-stakeholder collaborations


The David Attenborough Building, Pembroke Street Cambridge.


£450 per person

Further information

If you would like any further information about applying for this course please contact us by email at academy@durrell.org