Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international charity working to save species from extinction.

Headquartered at Jersey Zoo, Durrell focuses on the most threatened species in the most threatened places. Established by author and conservationist Gerald Durrell in 1959, Durrell’s overall aim is for more diverse, beautiful and resilient natural landscapes in which species can thrive, and people can enjoy a deeper connection with nature. Its approach concentrates on the rewilding of animals, the rewilding of ecosystems and the rewilding of people.

Since the inception of Eat Jersey in 2015, Durrell has been the food festival’s philanthropic partner, and to date, The Atlantic Hotel has raised almost £30,000 in support of the incredible work the charity does around the world.

This year, an auction of exclusive prizes and experiences will be held during the festival in aid of Durrell.