Talk at Two: The Story of Gerald Durrell and the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

11/10/2019, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

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Description:

Memphis-born Lee Durrell reflects on the past, present and future of this remarkable institution, founded by her late husband, Gerald Durrell, with the mission to save species from extinction. Her talk is set in the context of biodiversity conservation and nature-connectedness. The Trust has become an inspirational leader in the conservation community by rescuing dozens of species from the brink of extinction, restoring habitats and training conservation professionals from all over the world. Lee talks about how the Trust and like-minded institutions will evolve to meet the growing challenges of human-induced, grand scale alterations to biodiversity and the environment.

Free with Membership or regular admission

Image description: Lee and Gerald Durrell with ringtail lemurs at the Jersey Zoo, 1978; photo by Philip Coffey


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