Friday 23 April 2021

DURRELL: Earth Day 2021


A healthy planet is not an option – it is a necessity

Nature's diversity plays a vital role in regulating the climate, water systems, soil production, food provision, and crop pollination; all of which enable the existence of humankind.  

Across Durrell's rewilding sites, we are working to rebuild healthy and resilient ecosystems in which wildlife can thrive and people can enjoy a deeper connection with nature. 

Today, on Earth Day, we want to share some of our projects that are helping to restore our Earth. 
  • Reconnecting isolated areas of forest in Brazil to ensure black lion tamarins can travel safely across their habitat, as well as rebuild a thriving population of these tiny monkeys. 
  • Conservation efforts to save the world's smallest and rarest pig – the pygmy hog – have also helped to drive the restoration of India's precious Assamese grasslands.  
  • Protecting Madagascar's wetlands also ensures the protection of many native species, as well as the local communities whose livelihoods depend on these important habitats.  
  • Rewild Carbon is Durrell's new carbon offsetting initiative that will help to restore biodiversity and combat climate change. 
  • Over 6,000 people from 149 countries have been trained by Durrell, increasing the global community of conservationists fighting to save threatened species and ecosystems. 

Loyal supporters like you have made this possible. But the world's wildlife still needs our help.  

Together, we can breathe life back into our landscapes and restore diversity back to our one and only home: Planet Earth. 

Image credits Jim & Tonic Films, Laurie Hedges, Nautilus CreativeSlingshot Films 

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