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Date of Birth: 1954 , June-20
Birth Nation: United Kingdom

Quick Timeline of Carl Jones

1954 Born in Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom
1978 Joined University of Wales, Swansea
1979 Began working in Mauritius
1984 Founded Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF)
1985 Joined Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
2000 Mauritius kestrel was listed vulnerable in 2000
2016 Won the prestigious Indianapolis Prize
1985 Won Ridder of the Golden Ark

Detail Timeline of Carl Jones

July 20 , 1954

Born in Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom

Carl Jones was born as Carl Gwynfe Jones in the mid 1950s in Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom to British parents. He was also raised in Carmarthen, Wales, United Kingdom. He is Welsh and is of British origin.

1978

Joined University of Wales, Swansea

Carls love for animal induced at a young age. As a child, he bred kestrels in his back yard. He received his formal education from Queen Elizabeth I Grammar School. After that he joined North-East London Polytechnic where he completed his BSc. In the late 1970s, he got enrolled at University of Wales, Swansea where he studied developmental strategies in owls. 

1979

Began working in Mauritius

While he was pursuing his master’s degree, he changed his topic and began doing research in Studies on the Biology of the Critically Endangered Birds of Mauritius. In 1979, he moved to Mauritius and he began working there in captive breeding project. He began working on the pink pigeon and the Mauritius kestrel, one of the rarest birds in the world.

1984

Founded Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF)

He is best known for being the founder of the Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) and its present scientific director. Mauritian Wildlife Foundation (MWF) is a non-governmental, non-profit conservation agency and it has been playing an important role to save its threatened endemic local flora and fauna.

1985

Joined Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Carl Jones is a conservation biologist and an employee of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust from Wales. He has been working with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust since 1985.  Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is a conservation organization. 

2000

Mauritius kestrel was listed vulnerable in 2000

When he began working on the Mauritius kestrel, it was considered as one of the rarest birds in the world and its number were 4. But after he began his captive breeding project with the Mauritius kestrel, it went from Critically Endangered to Endangered and then Vulnerable in 2000 and it is now estimated to be around 400.

2016

Won the prestigious Indianapolis Prize

In 2012, he got nominated in prestigious Indianapolis Prize for the first time in his life. He also got nominated in this award in 2016 with Russell Mittermeier and Wildlife Conservation Society. He became lucky in 2016 as he was awarded with this award. 

1985

Won Ridder of the Golden Ark

Carl Jones is a conservation biologist and an employee of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust from Wales. In the mid 1980s, he was honored by the Prince Bernard of the Netherlands with the Ridder of the Golden Ark. 

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Carl is an animal lover and an animal conserve. Being an animal lover it seems like he forget to find a human love in his life as information related to his love affairs, married life, spouse and divorce is unknown.

Carls love for animal induced at a young age. As a child, he bred kestrels in his back yard. He received his formal education from Queen Elizabeth I Grammar School. After that he joined North-East London Polytechnic where he completed his BSc. In the late 1970s, he got enrolled at University of Wales, Swansea where he studied developmental strategies in owls. Later on he changed his topic and began doing research in Studies on the Biology of the Critically Endangered Birds of Mauritius. In 1979, he moved to Mauritius and he began working there in captive breeding project. He began working on the pink pigeon and the Mauritius kestrel, one of the rarest birds in the world. After he began his captive breeding project with the Mauritius kestrel, it went from Critically Endangered to Endangered and then Vulnerable in 2000. He has been playing an important role in restoring the animal and plant communities on islands around Mauritius. In 1984, he founded a non-governmental, non-profit conservation agency called Mauritian Wildlife Foundation and he has been working with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust since 1985. The actual figure about his net worth and salary is unknown.