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Tomos is the Head of International Programmes at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT), an international conservation charity based in the UK. Read on to discover Tomos’ motivations for conserving nature, the benefit of understanding your own skillset, and the future of conservation. What led you to your current position at WWT? I studied Biology
When wildlife is in decline the world over, how do we raise more funds for conservation, and ensure these funds are spent to have the greatest impact locally? Today’s guest thinks she has found the answer. Jade Brudenell is the Executive Director of the Conservation Collective, an organisation with a mission to increase the amount
In many parts of the world, it’s that time of year again! In this episode we discuss what it’s like to study and work within academia, how to survive it, enjoy it and more..! Joining our host Dr Nick Askew is Dr Fernando Mateos-González of Bioblogía – or Nando he’s often known – and Dr
One conservation job, 600 applicants. Even for a notoriously competitive sector, it seems an impossibly high number. But during Covid 19, we heard from two conservation employers who received over 500 and 600 applicants each for single job openings. High volumes of applications are most common for highly-appealing entry-level and early career roles, where there
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“You don’t have to be David Attenborough or be able to tell the difference between a Crocodile or Alligator to make a difference in conservation” Ryan Parker has a vision; he wants everyone around the world to join together to help tackle the biggest issues of our time, namely: climate change and the biodiversity crisis.
To have an impact as a conservationist, you need fundraising skills in order to turn your ideas into reality.  In a sector dominated by charities, the majority of conservation projects are therefore funded by donors, who provide an estimated 90 billion pounds in funding each year.  These include large grants secured from governments, foundations and
From miniature alligators with habitat-helping burrowing abilities, to specially adapted fish-eaters who can indicate how healthy a river is, a new ZSL-led study shows what the world is set to lose if crocodilians are not urgently protected.  Creating shelter for other animals through unique burrow systems and crunching down on invasive, agricultural pests are just
How can storytelling help to tackle some of the biggest issues of our time, like climate change and biodiversity loss? And what role can migratory birds play, like swans and ospreys? To talk about these issues and many more is today’s guest, Sacha Dench. Sacha is the CEO of Conservation Without Borders, which organises inspiring
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As a young aspiring conservationist, I have so many questions about what it is like to work in the fascinating field of wildlife conservation. Is it hard to earn a full-time income? What about work/life balance? And what does it actually mean to be a conservationist? During my interview with Danielle Carnahan, a US-based elephant
In this episode I’m speaking with Dr Gemma Harper – the Chief Executive of the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, or JNCC for short. JNCC is a public body that provides a shared scientific nature conservation service for the UK. This helps the governments in the UK to achieve their wildlife conservation objectives.  Just one year
Would you like to receive a grant to support your conservation projects as well as gain opportunities to build connections with peers, access expert mentorship and participate in training courses? The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) – a 35 year-old capacity-building partnership between BirdLife International, Fauna & Flora International and the Wildlife Conservation Society – will
Do you want to develop key communication skills needed to enable conservation? We’re looking for our fourth intake to our popular Communications for Conservation Projects career-boosting course. The goal of this online course is to help you deliver effective communications activities within conservation – making you more employable, competitive and better at your job.
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Insects are fascinating and important creatures. But how do you make people fall in love with bugs? Professor Dave Goulson, a Professor of biology at the University of Sussex, UK, and an author/campaigner, tries to spread his love for insects via his books. If you get as excited as me seeing some bees buzzing about
Do you ever wish you could read conservation employers’ minds to know exactly what they want? At Conservation Careers, we analysed nearly 30,000 conservation jobs, from over 100 countries, to find out what skills employers want. Whether you’re a student, job seeker or career switcher, this Ultimate Guide can help you identify the skills that
What are our happiest times as conservationists? At Conservation Careers we help thousands of people start or switch their careers into conservation, but we rarely talk about the fun side of the conservation movement. If you’re aspiring to work in conservation, we thought you might enjoy a little inspiration… Joining our host Dr Nick Askew