The international charity, which was established by Gerald Durrell in 1963 and focuses on saving species from extinction, picked up awards from a range of associations, including the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
Last week the organisation won Visitor Attraction of the Year at the Jersey Style Awards for the second year running.
Meanwhile, Durrell wildlife volunteer manager Dan Craven’s documentary about the charity’s work to support the pygmy hog in India won a bronze award at the National Zoo and Aquarium Awards last month. Durrell went on to receive three more awards that night, including a silver for improving the welfare of fruit bats in captivity, a gold for their pioneering work with mountain chicken frogs and the only gold in the PR, marketing, and events category for their ‘Rewild Our World’ initiative, which has set various targets to achieve by 2025, when Mr Durrell would have turned 100.
And at the recent Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards Durrell took three titles – Best Conservation Project, for restoring the red-billed choughs to Jersey; Best Conservationist, which was won by Sarah Maguire and the People’s Choice Award for Bioblitz Jersey, a series of events that took place in May.
Durrell chief executive Lesley Dickie said: ‘I am so proud of everyone at Durrell. These awards reflect the hard work, passion and dedication of everyone who works towards delivering the same mission – saving species from extinction.’
Ms Dickie also recently won the Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Leadership at the Jersey Director of the Year Awards.