15th December 2022

A new film commissioned by the Jean Boulle Group for Durrell Wildlife Conservation has been released to demonstrate the hugely positive results of the species conservation action which followed the urgent rescue of three reptile species following the devastating Wakashio oil spill in Mauritius.

The actions of Durrell and the Boulle Group since the Wakashio ran aground on a coral reef on 25 July 2020 have successfully increased populations of the lesser night gecko, Bouton’s skink, and Bojer’s skink species which might otherwise have faced extinction.

At Durrell’s Jersey Zoo the reptiles received expert care from leading herpetologists and a safety net population now form a breeding programme from which the animals, their offspring or future generations can eventually be released back into the wild.

View the full video please via the link below: