Conflicts between humans and wildlife are very common in Africa. These conflicts will most likely increase due to the growth of the human population. By 2050, the human population of Africa is expected to double in size, resulting in an ever-increasing need for space to grow food and built houses. The expansion of human civilization
Francisco Petrucci-Fonseca is a nature lover passionate about the Iberian wolf. He’s a Biologist and Professor at the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He’s also the co-founder and President of the Portuguese NGO, Grupo Lobo, working for 37 years on better protection and coexistence between wolves and humans. Francisco has dedicated his life to the wolves
“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.
What does it mean to be a conservationist? An interview with elephant conservationist Danielle Carnahan
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
Start your career in wildlife conservation with our unique programme of training, support community & jobs. Do you want to spend your career helping wildlife to flourish, but are feeling a little lost, confused or disillusioned? If you’re a student, job-seeker or career-switcher, getting started as a professional conservationist can be hard. But what if you
Transform your career by learning to speak like a TEDTalker, for greater confidence, employability and conservation impact. Do you worry about public speaking? When you speak in meetings, conferences, or interviews – large and small – do you sometimes feel: Anxious about making a good impression? Maybe you want to be seen as capable or credible
To master… or not to master? If you’re starting or switching your career into conservation, we know it can be a tough question! That’s why we’ve created this ultimate guide with information, answers and advice to help guide you through your decision. Download your copy to get started!
We’re excited to announce that enrollment is OPEN for all our courses at Conservation Careers, and we’re offering 33% discounts for early sign-ups. If you choose to sign up early, not only will you secure your special discount, you’ll also enjoy instant access to over 1,000 live jobs listed on Conservation Careers. So don’t hang
With great power comes great responsibility | How Dr Phoebe Meagher is fighting wildlife crime with science
The phrase “the circle of life” has taken on a whole new meaning after my delightful interview with Taronga Zoo’s wildlife conservation officer, Dr Phoebe Meagher. Investigating everything from disease diagnostics to animal poaching, Dr Meagher has used non-invasive keratin studies to gain insight into the origin and ecology of both Australian natives and endangered
The media is full of images and stories of the wonderful side of conservation, including field work, research, travel, being outdoors and working closely with wildlife. But what is working in conservation really like? Joining our host Dr Nick Askew is Head of Community, Dr Fernando Mateos-González – or Nando he’s often known – and
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With limited time available, and a need to have purpose and impact through our careers, how do we get the right things done well? How we choose tasks, organise our time and keep on top of busy email inboxes? Turns out saving the planet needs some serious time and task management! Joining our host Dr
Last year, Sir David Attenborough said that saving the planet is now a communications challenge. And within conservation there is a growing realisation that we need to do much more to share our messages, to encourage more support and action. As a result, conservation employers are rapidly looking for people with communications skills. They want
Dr Fabiola Quesada is a veterinarian and wildlife conservationist based in South Africa. As the CEO of Wild Spirit and co-founder of Wild Spirit Fund, Fabiola used her veterinary background to pave the way for veterinarians interested in wildlife conservation. Read more to hear about Fabiola’s work with Masai tribes, her life as an entrepreneur
Getting experience – whether volunteering, interning or even starting your own project – can do a lot for you in the early stages of your career. It can help you understand yourself, test drive different options, grow your network, demonstrate your passion and commitment to prospective employers, build your skillset and make you more employable.
Do you have the right skills and experience but you’re struggling to land an interview? Are you unsure how to showcase your skills as a student, graduate or career switcher? Do you feel hopeless or alone in your job search? We know that conservation can be a very competitive sector and that knowing how to
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
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
What does your career look like post-COVID crisis? Have you spent some time during the past 15 months reflecting on your work, and wondering what your legacy might be when you look back on your career? Check out our Live Q&A, where we talk about how we can help you join the green recovery, and
Add the biggest conservation job board to your website and delight your users! At Conservation Careers we share over 50 new conservation jobs worldwide every day. That’s over 250 jobs each week, 1,000 jobs each month and 12,000 jobs per year! Now you can embed the biggest conservation job board into your website using our new job
Are you a student who needs help kick-starting your career in conservation? Or a course or program leader who wants to give your students a jump-start navigating the conservation sector, fast-tracking their job search and finding fulfilling, impactful careers? Entering the conservation sector can be competitive, and sometimes even the most talented graduates struggle to find their
In this episode we’re delving deeper into the world of applying for jobs in the conservation sector. Joining our host Dr Nick Askew is Dr Fernando Mateos-González of Bioblogía – or Nando he’s often known and Dr Stephanie Schuttler from the world of Fancy Scientist. During this second of a new pilot format of the podcast the conservation career super-team talk about their
Do you work in wildlife conservation, but feel you’d like to have more impact, purpose and happiness in your career? Our new 12-week online course, the Conservation Career Accelerator, takes you through a step-by-step process to help you achieve just that. If you’d like to unlock more impact, purpose and happiness in your career, join
Does the idea of working on coral reef conservation using cutting edge science excite you? How about living on an island helping tourists to participate and learn about coral conservation? Conservation Careers Blogger Bill Boteler interviewed Simon Dixon to learn about his work restoring damaged coral reefs. Simon is the Marine Discovery Centre Manager at
Dr Becky Cliffe is a British zoologist and a leading expert on sloth biology and ecology. She is the founder and executive director of the Sloth Conservation Foundation (SloCo), a non-profit organisation dedicated to saving sloths in the wild. In this interview, Becky talks about moving to Costa Rica, starting SloCo from scratch and the
“Follow your passion and you will find a way to serve” It also started with a simple curiosity. As a child Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh followed in the footsteps of his uncle, the first Palestinian Zoologist. He now carries on his uncle’s legacy as the Founder and (Volunteer) Director of the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and
Michelle Proulx is the Director of animal care and educational programmes at W.O.L.F Sanctuary, Colorado, USA. W.O.L.F is an acronym for Wolves Offered Life and Friendship. The wolf conservation charity rescues captive-born wolves and wolf dogs that have previously been kept as pets and provides them with a permanent life long home at the sanctuary’s facility,
Have you ever met someone whose energy exudes from them so powerfully that you cannot help but be affected? Well that is Dionne. I first met Dionne Slagter – Animal Welfare Manager – in Hanoi, Vietnam. She was to be my supervisor for three months on an animal welfare project we were working on. I was
My Labrador can do “sit” and “salute” … and that’s about it, but there are some much better trained pups out there with well-respected jobs; those who act as seeing-eye dogs, hearing dogs, therapy dogs, avalanche rescue dogs, and those I want to talk about; conservation dogs. Conservation dogs are taking on increasingly vital roles
I first met Katherine Smith just over a year ago at a VuPro conference in Hartbeespoort, South Africa. Since interning at VulPro she has achieved fantastic heights in her career, recently being involved in a Parahawking organisation in Nepal, dedicated to creating awareness about the plight of endangered vulture species across the world. Parahawking you