Lee Durrell to speak at WLT event

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The next, not to be missed, World Land Trust event features eminent zoologist, author and conservationist, Lee Durrell.

Lee Durrell and Gerald Durrell with Lemurs in Jersey Zoo
Lee and Gerald Durrell with Lemurs in Jersey Zoo

This is your chance to hear about the life, work and background to the madcap books of the much-loved Gerald Durrell. Gerald was a giant in conservation who brought the plight of the World’s wildlife to the attention of generations through his TV programmes, numerous books and staunch campaigning.

In 1959, Gerald opened Jersey Zoo which soon became the blueprint for all zoos wishing to contribute to dedicated breeding and conservation programmes. Today the zoo is an integral part of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and together with extensive global fieldwork, training and education initiatives and world-leading science, contributes towards the Trusts mission –  “Saving species from extinction”.

Lee worked with Gerald since the late 1970s, collaborating on books and TV programmes and flying the flag for conservation. They were married in 1979. Since Gerald’s death in 1995, Lee has continued to play an important role in the Trust and has devoted herself to continuing the Durrell legacy.

Proceeds from the event go to the World Land Trust which has been saving some of the World’s most biodiverse and threatened habitats since 1989.

 

Event: My Family and Other Animals – Behind the scenes with Lee Durrell

Date and Time: 20th Oct 2017 at 7:30PM

Venue: The Cut Arts Centre, Halesworth, Suffolk

Tickets: £14.50 – BUY NOW

 

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