Writing about wildlife: becoming a communications officer in conservation

My last interview was with Kathryn Phillips from the Lancashire Wildlife Trust in north-west England. I run the communications campaign for Kathryn’s Forest Schools project and that interview is part of the work that goes into raising the Trust’s profile, publicising its activities, and strengthening the case for conservation. Writing articles, film-making, and wider communications

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Inside internships: Five top tips to ensure interns get what they really need 

Internships can help rising conservationists kick start their careers, develop vital skills, boost their networks, and make a lasting impact on both society and biodiversity. These insights come directly from Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) interns, who shared their stories and experiences in interviews and surveys. CLP is a partnership of three of the world’s leading

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Nature in 360° degrees

“At first, I loved. Then I observed. Finally, I photographed” Some years ago, I was visiting an important photography contest in Milan, when my attention was caught by a photo on display showing a Marsican bear crossing a street in a small village inside Abruzzo National Park. It was a beautiful wildlife portrait but also

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So you want to be a marine conservationist? Consider these realities before diving in

This blog has been adapted from the original version published on the MareCet Medium page (Flukes for Thought). When it comes to jobs relating to wildlife and the environment, conservation always seems to be the “it” thing to do. Conservation Careers names marine conservation to be the most ‘in demand’ job type to be listed on their site,

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From conserving wild cats to queñoa trees—a career switch, with “no regrets”

After over a decade leading efforts to protect Argentina’s wild cats, Dr Erica Cuyckens, Assistant Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) in Argentina, describes her recent career change to focus on the conservation of queñoa trees – and why she has no regrets. Migrating from Belgium to Argentina as an exchange

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A biologist dives deep into Canada’s salmon-bearing watersheds

Misty MacDuffee is a biologist and program director with the Wild Salmon Program of British Columbia, Canada’s Raincoast Conservation Foundation. She focuses on fisheries ecology in salmon ecosystems; for the past 15 years she has led diverse studies examining the salmon of the BC coast, including field, lab, technical, and conservation evaluation. With the knowledge

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Conservation Careers | Highlights from 2021

In 2021, Conservation Careers celebrated its eighth year helping conservationists achieve career success. We’re proud to say that we supported nearly 700,000 conservationists this year on their path to helping wildlife thrive. 2021 has been quite a ride, but we’ve seen lots of momentum building. Many aspiring conservationists, career switchers and professional conservationists have used

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Webinar | 6 Steps towards effective Conservation Leadership

Would you like to unlock your creativity, clarity and confidence? Are you ready to increase your capability and skills in order to deliver change? From developing yourself to leading and managing others, we’re focusing on supporting present and future leaders in conservation. If you’re a student, job seeker, career switcher or professional conservationist, you’ll walk

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A noble quest: Safeguarding the Critically Endangered Philippine cockatoo

Known for their ability to mimic humans, the Philippine cockatoo can talk, sing, and even dance, making these intelligent and beautiful parrots a much sought-after pet. However, poaching, together with habitat loss, are driving the species to the brink of extinction. With a once-thriving population over the Philippine archipelago, their numbers have dropped by a

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Career tips for working in wildlife management and rehabilitation | An interview with Angela D’Alessio, Operations Director at MalaysianWildlife

Do you feel empathy and compassion for animals and want to help? Would you like to find out what a career in wildlife management and rehabilitation is really like, and how to take care of yourself while caring for wildlife? Get first-hand insights from Angela D’Alessio, Operations Director at MalaysianWildlife, an organisation on a mission

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