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de Gruchy celebrates successful partnership year with Durrell

de Gruchy celebrates successful partnership year with Durrell

| March 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

De Gruchy, one of Jersey’s oldest businesses, is celebrating a fantastic year supporting another of the Island’s iconic organisations, Durrell, having generated in excess of £15,000 for the wildlife conservation charity. From cake bakes and sponsored walks dressed as lemurs to quiz nights and fashion shows, de Gruchy members of staff have thrown their hearts […]

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Jersey 2013 Around the Island Walk – Registration now open

Jersey 2013 Around the Island Walk – Registration now open

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Walkers can now register for the 2013 Itex-Rotary walk. Now in its 23rd year the Itex walk has already raised nearly £2 million pounds for local charities. This year the walk will take place on Saturday 22nd June and organisers hope to top last year’s impressive total of nearly £102,000! The main charities to benefit […]

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Ananya celebrates 2013 Year of the Snake

Ananya celebrates 2013 Year of the Snake

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

As we move quickly into 2013, luxury stationery company Ananya has released a unique series of beautifully designed cards created especially to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Snake, with profits from three unique designs directly supporting Jersey based conservation Charity – Durrell. Commenting on this, the latest addition to the bespoke range of products […]

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Durrell scoop top award in 2012 BIAZA Awards

| November 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Jersey based wildlife conservation charity Durrell received one of the top awards from the zoo world last night, following the prestigious British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) awards ceremony held at West Midland Safari Park. Durrell was commended in recognition for its pioneering work on the innovative ‘Island Bat Roost’, which took […]

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RBS International and Coutts help prepare for the arrival of baby Indigo

RBS International and Coutts help prepare for the arrival of baby Indigo

| November 9, 2012 | 0 Comments

Staff at RBS International and Coutts dedicated two days to helping Durrell prepare the gorilla enclosure for the arrival of their silverback gorilla’s baby, Indigo. A team of 23 RBS International staff carried out maintenance, re-painting work and removing all weeds and vines from the enclosure before Indigo was born. Jonathan Stark, Senior Ape Keeper […]

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‘Attenborough’s Ark’ contains Durrell target species

‘Attenborough’s Ark’ contains Durrell target species

| November 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

Earlier this year television naturalist Sir David Attenborough visited Durrell to film with the delightful black lion tamarins, miniature monkeys that are so affected by habitat loss in their native Brazil, they were once thought to be extinct. The filming was for part of Sir David’s newest series titled Attenborough’s Ark, which airs at 9pm […]

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Round Island boa returned to native habitat for first time in 150 years

Round Island boa returned to native habitat for first time in 150 years

| October 23, 2012 | 1 Comment

A group of Round Island boas are being reintroduced to one of their original habitats on another Mauritian island for the first time since the 1860s. This historical step in a long-standing programme by Durrell and its partners to protect the threatened species from extinction will see up to 60 of the snakes released on […]

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Tales of Antarctic adventures raise £3,000 for Durrell

Tales of Antarctic adventures raise £3,000 for Durrell

| October 19, 2012 | 0 Comments

In October, an audience of almost 200 gathered in Victoria College’s Great Hall for a Durrell fundraising event to hear the fascinating stories of two intrepid 20th century Antarctic explorers. Sponsored by Standard Bank as part of its 150th anniversary celebrations, the speaker for the evening was Rob Caskie who delivered his talk ‘Going South […]

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It’s as easy as ABC with Amoeba to Zebra at Durrell

It’s as easy as ABC with Amoeba to Zebra at Durrell

| October 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

Today (Monday 15th October) music and science come together for the first time at Durrell Wildlife Park in a spectacular multimedia show for Jersey’s children to enjoy. Students from eleven island schools will be attending the shows taking place in Durrell’s education centre this Monday and Tuesday. The sessions are designed to inspire students to […]

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Radisson Blu Staff help prepare Durrell for Autumn

Radisson Blu Staff help prepare Durrell for Autumn

| October 5, 2012 | 0 Comments

Staff from the Radisson Blu Waterfront hotel swapped their comfortable hotel environment last week to brave the blustery weather as they got ‘hands on’ at Durrell. Organised as part of the Carlson Rezidor Group’s annual Responsible Business Action Month, a team of eight volunteers, led by General Manager Thomas Stene, took time out of their […]

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