Conservation Standards Training at Jersey Zoo

Story from Xavier Escute  (Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera) and Catherine Payne (Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust)

Last October, Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and CCNet Europe were thrilled to host 18 participants and eight coaches in a multi-team Conservation Standards workshop at Jersey Zoo in the Channel Islands. Led by trainers Xavier Escute and Catherine Payne, two teams worked on real-life projects, including the Mujib Basin, Jordan, and the Ploughshare Tortoise, Madagascar. A third team practised the tools of the Conservation Standards using a case study from Durrell’s work in Manas National Park, India. Participants also experienced behind-the-scenes visits to Jersey Zoo and Jersey National Park to see Durrell’s red-billed chough reintroduction project.

Participants at the Adaptive Management for Conservation Workshop, October 20-25, 2019, Jersey Zoo, UK.  Photo credit: CCNet Europe/Durrell