Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Tortoise Takeover

Tortoise Takeover is an island-wide sculpture trail that will inspire the community to explore our beautiful island. This wild and colourful trail of discovery will connect people to nature and raise funds to build a new Tropical House at Jersey Zoo.
£2,943
raised of £25,000 target
by 114 supporters
RCN 1121989

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This summer 50 giant tortoise sculptures will take over Jersey, leading visitors and islanders alike on a self-guided trail to explore Jerseys wild spaces, costal vistas and urban hang outs.

If you have enjoyed taking part in Tortoise Takeover, please show your love for wildlife by donating to build a Tropical House at Jersey Zoo.

This incredible free art trail is organised by Durrell, a Jersey based global conservation charity, in partnership with Wild in Art.

Durrell has a long history of working with tortoises. Sadly, chelonians, which includes tortoises, turtles and terrapins, are now the most threatened vertebrate group and need help more than ever.

The amphibian and reptile house at Jersey Zoo is home to some of the most endangered species that Durrell works with, but it is in urgent need of improved and more sustainable facilities. Together, we can raise funds to a build a new Tropical House at Jersey Zoo team to continue the exemplary care for these precious species.

To find out more about Tortoise Takeover visit www.tortoisetakeover.org

About the charity

Durrell's mission is to save species from extinction by protecting the wild places and wildlife that make up our beautiful world. With your help we can create a wilder, healthier, more colourful world for us all to enjoy.

Donation summary

Total raised
£2,942.77
+ £281.25 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,942.77
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£2,327.77
Donations via fundraisers
£615.00

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