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.
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.
Salaries are generally higher in the private or consultancy sector.
employment opportunities in local authorities, government departments, utility companies, consultancies, nature reserves, national or country parks, private estates, engineering companies
Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania, Bhutan, Zimbabwe, Norway, Canada, Zambia and The Central African Republic (CAR)
Bachelors of Science in Biological Sciences/ Veterinary Science/ agriculture/forestry/ Environmental Sciences/Zoology/Botany
Masters degree in Wildlife Conservation
Ph.D. in Wildlife Conservation
Attentive to details
Knowledge of geographical information systems (GIS).
Considering this field, the best place to get started is to find the perfect mentor to guide you.