I’m a life member of Durrell (aka Jersey Zoo) – inspired many years ago by Gerald Durrell’s books. Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust (DWCT) reacted to the recent oil spill close to the coast of Mauritius by rescuing a few little reptiles back to Jersey to act as an insurance policy to prevent species extinction (that’s actually the whole raison d’etre of DWCT) . I thought members might like to share a mini doc from Jersey – a bit of good news for once, something actually being done rather than just telling us how bad things are and making us feel helpless.
YouTube video: Mauritian Reptile Rescue
or you can read about it on Durrell’s website: Rescue mission for Mauritian reptiles
This is a passionate reminder of why we need to look after the only home we have, Planet Earth! I probably don’t need to remind you that Mauritius is where our species made the dodo extinct. The dodo was chosen as DWCT’s emblem to emphasise what they are about.