Durrell Talks, Durrell Discovery Center, Thursday, 17. October 2019

This is a rare opportunity to hear directly from Durrell’s frontline conservationists about the successes and challenges of rewilding habitats and releasing endangered species into the wild.
6pm Arrivals and drinks 6.30pm Talks start

White Storks Taking Flight - Reconnecting with a wilder Britain
Creating a SAFE haven for one of the worlds most threatened frogs
A new home for the world’s rarest duck
Rewilding Round Island

7.30pm: Drinks and opportunity to view the Virtual Reality Model of Round Island
This pioneering VR model will provide you with an opportunity to “visit” this remarkable rewilding project and witness first-hand the impact that our work is making now and into the future.
Our grateful thanks to Mark Tavener and his team for the investment in this exciting model, enabling us to bring our project on Round Island to life. 

Durrell Annual Meeting
Once a year, many of Durrell staff that are based overseas, come to the zoo to get together with Jersey based staff. We share and review our results, plan our strategies and actions, and debate important issues.
During this week Durrell Talks provides an engaging and thought-provoking event that stimulates conversations about conservation, ensuring an ongoing legacy. This is a chance for Jersey based supporters and donors to be introduced to Durrell staff from around the world and to hear about the breadth of our mission.
Our sincere thanks to Paul Sykes who has generously funded the Durrell Annual Meeting since 2016.  
Durrell Talks
Luke Jones is a Project Coordinator and works on the recovery programme for the Critically Endangered Mountain Chicken. He will talk about returning the mountain chicken to Montserrat and how we are tackling the deadly chytrid fungus that caused the near extinction of the species Lucy Groves is our White Stork Project Officer and works at the Knepp Rewilding Project in West Sussex. Lucy will talk about re-introduction of White Storks to the UK for the first time since the English Civil War, over 350 years ago and our wider vision for the emblematic white storks in reconnecting people with nature. Dr Leslie Wilmet is a Conservation Biologist and our Head of Species Conservation and Research, in Madagascar. Hear from Leslie about the Madagascar Pochard, a duck thought to be extinct for 15 years, which has been brought back from beyond the brink and given a new home on a remote lake in Madagascar.
Dr Nik Cole is a Conservation Scientist and our Islands Restoration Manager, Mauritius. Nik will talk about the conservation progress we have made on Round Island and highlight some of the success stories of bringing back habitat and species and present our future conservation plans.

Thursday, 17. October 2019, Durrell Discovery Center, Durrell Talks

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