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At Conservation Careers, we believe biodiversity needs diversity. We urgently need more perspectives, voices, ideas and expertise to create a world in which wildlife thrives.

Celebrating Diversity in Conservation is a new initiative to share careers advice from professional conservationists from every corner of the planet. Our ultimate goal is to showcase conservationists from each and every country worldwide!

Are you a professional conservationist from an underrepresented country or region? Share your story and help empower more promising conservationists to take action for wildlife!

Why get involved?

We’ll share your career story with students, career switchers and job seekers worldwide on our Careers Advice blog. Your insights and advice will help aspiring conservationists overcome barriers to careers in wildlife conservation.

Help us create a more diverse conservation sector in which all conservationists can have career success!

Are you ready to share your story with a global community of 400,000 conservationists?

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Are from an underrepresented country or region.
  • Currently work in (or have previously worked in) your country of origin.
  • Have at least 5 years’ professional experience in conservation.
 
The Latest Celebrating Diversity in Conservation Stories
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 …
Ethno-conservationist and marine biologist Adjany Costa never expected to be in a political position, but she can now impressively introduce herself as Adviser to the President of Angola for Environmental Affairs and, in her previous position, the youngest Minister …
It may seem strange that an animal only discovered by science in the late 1990s is now listed as Critically Endangered. But this is the case for the Large-antlered Muntjac, …
In this interview, we speak to Vishal Ahuja, teacher turned conservationist, who has dedicated himself to protecting the sacred langurs of Chamba, a now endangered Leaf Monkey. By studying their …
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic I was fortunate enough to steal an hour of time from Rupert Koopman, the Conservation Manager for the Botanical Society of South Africa …
Have you ever picked up a can of fish in the supermarket and wondered what the MSC certified symbol actually means for the tuna in the can? Most of us …
Emmanuel G. Smith’s role as Project Coordinator working for the Society for Conservation of Nature in Liberia (SCNL) has been key in promoting alternative livelihood programmes such as beekeeping and sustainable cocoa farming to support …
Have you ever wanted to pursue your creativity and conservation at the same time? Would you love to combine diverse passions in one meaningful career? Juliana Corrales is a Creative …
Orchids may be delicate, but they need tough conservationists to stand up for them.  The Colombian Andes are home to the highest number of orchid species in the world – …

Help us fill the gaps!

Below we’ve listed all the countries and regions worldwide, and the number of conservation careers advice interviews we have shared for each. Help us fill the gaps! Are you or someone you know a professional conservationist from one of our missing or underrepresented countries or regions? Share your conservation career story and help spread the word! PS: We’re working hard to update this list, but with 500 careers advice articles published to date we’re not quite there yet. Stay tuned!