Wildlife Conservation

Wildlife Conservation refers to wildlife and habitat preservation activities for the maintenance and recovery of healthy wildlife species or populations and natural environments. Wildlife conservationists pay attention to animal habitats and maintain a healthy habitat for the species. Wildlife Conservers also provide information for the public on how to protect wildlife.

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Starting Salaries

Avg. 

425000

Min. 

101000

Max. 

1000000

What you need to get started

  • 1 or 2 years of experience working with an NGO and organizations will be advantageous for your profile

  • Must conduct research and develop plans to preserve the ecosystem, as well as engage in field work.

Employment Outlook

  • Salaries are generally higher in the private or consultancy sector.

  • Self-employment opportunities 

  • employment opportunities in local authorities, government departments, utility companies, consultancies, nature reserves, national or country parks, private estates, engineering companies

International Opportunities

Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Bhutan, Zimbabwe, Norway, Canada, Zambia and The Central African Republic (CAR)

Educational Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences/ Veterinary Science/ agriculture/forestry/ Environmental Sciences/Zoology/Botany

  • Masters degree in Wildlife Conservation

  • Ph.D. in Wildlife Conservation

Soft Skills

  • Compassionate

  • Active listener

  • Empathic

  • Observant

  • Vigilant

  • Attentive to details 

  • Curious

  • Go-Getter

  • Spontaneous

  • Innovative 

  • Self-Advocacy

Technical Skills

  • Knowledge of geographical information systems (GIS).

  • IT skills

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