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We have a positive and bold vision for conservation; together with your help we can restore the wonderful colour of our planet.

The remarkable work achieved by Durrell at Jersey Zoo and in the wild to save species from extinction has only been possible due to the generosity of our supporters. Please help us by donating today.

With your help we can REWILD OUR WORLD.

Where is my money going?

Your support will help build a new gorilla home for our beloved gorillas at Jersey Zoo. Building on the experience of our expert staff and zoo colleagues, this development will incorporate design features from modern gorilla enclosures at zoos around the world.

We estimate the project will cost approximately £4 million and will include:

  • Two new, large exhibition dens, dramatically increasing the size of the existing areas. The dens will have composting ‘bio-floors’ that are much more natural than solid floors and help maintain humidity.
  • Huge, translucent panels in the ceiling allowing natural daylight to flood in and reducing reliance on artificial lighting.
  • A row of training dens where keepers can manage and monitor animals at close quarters.
  • An additional, extensive outside area and additional dens, so we can manage a separate animal or group if required.
  • A stunning visitor interpretation area, allowing greatly enhanced views into both the new building but also new lookout points to the outside area.

We know that human actions are devastating wildlife, destroying the building blocks of ecosystems and reducing wild species’ resilience to cope with future change. Together, we are ensuring that some of the rarest animals in our world are nurtured and have a home to return to in the wild.

Durrell’s unique approach has saved some of the world’s most threatened species and put them on the road to recovery. We know that with enough time and support, our hands-on approach to conservation works and we can prove it.

Together, with your help, we can restore the wonderful colour of our planet.

We promise to:

  • RECOVER threatened or missing wildlife;
  • REVIVE and rebuild ecosystems and natural processes;
  • RECONNECT people to the natural world they share; and take
  • RESPONSIBILITY for demonstrating the value of the natural world.

These actions will result in more diverse, beautiful and resilient natural landscapes in which species can thrive and people can enjoy a deeper connection with nature, generation after generation.

With your help we can REWILD OUR WORLD.

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Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is a member of the Association of Jersey Charities, membership number 69. Patron: HRH The Princess Royal. Founder: Gerald Durrell, OBE, LHD. Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust - UK is registered in England and Wales. A charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered charity number: 1121989. Registered company number: 6448493. Registered office: c/o Elian Corporate Services (UK) Limited, 35 Great St. Helen's, London EC3A 6AP

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