Professor Carl Jones MBE has probably saved more threatened species than any other conservationist. He has spent 40 years working in Mauritius employing captive-breeding and scientific research techniques in the field, to save and recover species such as the Mauritius kestrel, echo parakeet and keel-scaled boa. Carl has taken this species-focused work to lead the restoration of entire forest and island ecological systems. Today, he is Durrell’s Chief Scientist, and shapes Durrell’s conservation strategy and the development of best practice in threatened species recovery. Carl’s determination, resilience, vision and ability to influence those around him sets him apart, and his work has influenced threatened species recovery programmes across the world. He is also passionate about deve

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