We’re celebrating a DECADE of helping conservationists achieve career success! Conservation Careers was launched in 2013 to fill a huge gap in the conservation sector. At that time there was no international conservation job board to connect employers with conservationists. And there was no honest, transparent support service for conservationists seeking to save the planet.
Why should more conservationists learn to study people? To better understand them as individuals, communities and societies, alongside their complex behaviours and interactions. This is what today’s podcast is all about, and it’s something termed social science. Here to discuss the power of social science for conservation is today’s guest Dr Rebecca Jefferson. Rebecca runs Human Nature, a
Podcast | How to raise more funding for wildlife conservation with David Goldman from the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife
What can Coca-Cola teach us about how to better save wildlife, in Australia and beyond? And why should more governments set up charitable foundations to protect their national parks and threatened wildlife? We discuss these and many other issues with today’s inspiring guest – David Goldman. David is the Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer at
Why is communications so important for conservationists? What communications skills are employers are looking for? And how can you start developing these skills, today? We answer these questions and more in this special edition of the Conservation Careers Podcast. Sir David Attenborough said that “Conservation is now a communications challenge”. Awareness of this challenge is
Within conservation there is a growing realisation that we need to do much more to share our messages and encourage more support and action. As a result, conservation employers are rapidly looking for people with communications skills. They want staff who can plan communications activities, write effectively, get press and media attention, engage audiences on
Learn how to plan and deliver effective communications activities; making you more employable and impactful as a professional conservationist.
What role do schoolchildren play in conservation efforts? Why target them specifically, and how do you successfully establish and grow a conservation enterprise from scratch – now empowering over 13,000 young people to help tackle climate change and wildlife conservation. That’s what today’s inspiring guest – Laura Dempsey – has achieved with Volunteers for Future.
Podcast | Renewing biodiversity through a people-in-nature approach (RENEW) with Professor Kevin Gaston
How do people and nature interact? How does nature benefit people? Which interactions have the greatest impacts, and how can research into these questions help tackle some of the biggest issues facing wildlife today? These are some of the questions which today’s guest has dedicated his career to tackling. Kevin Gaston is a Professor of
Would you like to create better conservation impact during your career? The ability to design and implement projects to better protect species, habitats and sites is key to success within conservation. But only a small proportion of professional conservationists are formally trained in these essential skills. A well-designed and adaptively managed project can make a
Are you a conservation organisation looking to attract the best possible talent to support your mission? Do you struggle with too many, too few, or low quality applications? We help 1000s of conservationists stand out from the crowd when they apply for conservation jobs. In this article we’re switching things up to show how conservation
A key to success within conservation is the ability to design high-quality projects to protect species, habitats and sites. But only a small proportion of professional conservationists are formally trained in the essential skills of project design and management. With limited time and money available within the sector, it’s no surprise that employers are increasingly
In conservation, some issues tend to get a lot of attention from the donors when other, equally important issues, can be ignored. What do you do in this situation to raise the profile, and much-needed funding, to conserve the overlooked species, sites and ecosystems? To discuss this and more we’re speaking with Nina Seale from
Podcast | How to follow your passion as a career switcher … Developing The Soil Centre with Tara Phillips
Have you ever had a BIG idea that grabbed your attention and got you excited? And if you have, did you know how to start turning your idea into reality? Todays’ guest is a career switcher doing just this. Tara Phillips is a Ted-X speaker coach who is developing an exciting idea to start an
Gain key skills in managing and designing conservation projects using the Conservation Standards – the leading approach within the sector. We’ve opened the doors for our second intake to our career-booster training programme, with a 33% discount until 31st March!
Many of us will have visited aquariums and marvelled at the marine life on display. But what role can an Aquarium have in supporting conservation efforts? Here to discuss this and other topics is today’s guest Elizabeth Stephenson. Elizabeth is the Program Director of the New England Aquarium’s Marine Conservation Action Fund – a grants
In this special conversation we’re celebrating the 100th episode of the Conservation Careers Podcast! The Conservation Careers Podcast was launched on 21st June 2018, and over the past five years we’ve talked to so many different people within the conservation sector, played with the format and enjoyed the ride. We’re proud to say that we’ve
Did you know that 88% of conservationists rely on fundraising? In a sector dominated by charities, the majority of conservation projects are funded by donors. These can include large grants secured from governments and foundations to smaller donations via public campaigns, appeals, events and membership drives. Whether it’s conserving frogs in Ghana, or reintroducing Bears
“I never thought I’d ever have a role in the environmental sector, but now I have a range of new skills and a much greater understanding of the state of the natural world.” Jessica Birabil came to Synchronicity Earth originally on a paid two-week work experience placement through our partner Voyage Youth. Her enthusiasm to
Turn your ideas into reality and have more impact in your career by learning valuable skills in conservation fundraising. Fundraising for Conservation Projects is an online training programme brought to you by the team at Conservation Careers and is taught by multi-award-winning conservationist, and CEO of Elephants for Africa, Dr Kate Evans. The course will
This podcast episode’s guest is a good friend and someone I’ve wanted to get on the show since day one. Described as the real-life Indiana Jones, Niall McCann is a TV Presenter, Explorer, and Biologist. Niall has travelled the planet on biological expeditions in some of the most remote parts of the globe, and joins
Claire Adler came to Synchronicity Earth with a lifelong interest in conservation, a lot of anxiety about climate change – and a degree in medieval English literature. Claire shares how studying our past, from peat bogs to the origins of colonialism, taught her the skills and perspectives she needed to start her career in conservation.
Katie Propp is an ecologist and wildlife educator, currently working as the Conservation Education Director at Penguins International. With 18 years of experience in the field of wildlife conservation, Katie shares her tips and tricks in delivering effective science communication, as well as her advice for landing your very own dream job with wildlife. Katie’s
In this very special episode of the podcast, we take you behind the scenes of our NEW Conservation Pathway Programme. The Conservation Pathway Programme is designed to help career switchers like you discover how to confidently switch your career to conservation with expert guidance and support. In this episode I’m joined by Starlight Mundy, Business
Are you tired of feeling like a cog in the corporate machine, longing to make a real difference with your work? Your dream career in conservation is closer than you think. It’s possible to have a rewarding career and meaningful work in the world – without spending a bunch of money on education you don’t
Are you waking up to a job that doesn’t bring you joy because it’s not making a positive difference in the world? Do you wish you could have a conservation career that creates a legacy of positive impact but don’t know where to start? If you’re like most career switchers, you may have no idea
How do you switch careers from something entirely unrelated to wildlife and start to carve out a role for yourself in the conservation sector? How do you find your purpose, network effectively, get training support and secure high-quality experiences which can transform your work? In this episode, guest Edward Sanders discusses how he overcame these
Can you picture yourself rescuing, rehabilitating or even releasing individuals from a Critically Endangered species in the wild? Or translocating wolves from Canada to be released in Yellowstone National Park in the US? Those are just two examples of the work of Dr. Malcolm McAdie, a Canadian wildlife veterinarian who’s worked with species such as
Daniela Ventura is a Caribbean wildlife biologist and bird bander based in Havana, Cuba. Fascinated by nature from a young age, Daniela started studying biology at the University of Havana as soon as she finished high school. She continues to work there since her graduation as both a biology lecturer and bird research scientist. Daniela
Have you ever felt lost, confused or overwhelmed trying to break into the conservation sector? Are you uncertain what roles are available, where you fit or how to get there? You’re not alone… Conservation is a huge, expanding, diversifying professional industry, offering a dizzying array of conservation job types. On Conservation Careers to date we’ve
What role do zoos play in conservation, why is diversity important and how can you get upskilled to have more impact? We discuss these topics in front of an audience from within our CC Pro community on today’s podcast with Dr Helen Gath from the Durrell Conservation Academy. Helen is a conservation ecologist passionate about