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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
“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 …
Wildlife conservation is all about protecting and celebrating biodiversity. But, when we look at the industry’s workforce, we see a heart-breaking diversity deficit. Making work in the conservation sector accessible …
“I don’t do pilates, I don’t do nails, I don’t do coffee with friends. All I do is my conservation group and my conservation work”. Despite studying a Bachelor of …
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 …
Isidoro Hazbun is a conservationist whose career focuses on preserving biodiversity, and empowering communities of the Amazon rainforest that have protected some of the wildest places on earth for centuries. …
Have you ever found yourself reading through job applications and feeling disheartened after seeing requirements such as these? “Physically fit for the demands of this role” “A suitable level of …
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 …
Conservation Careers is a huge team effort involving nearly 50 people including writers, researchers, teachers, communicators, editors and many more. It’s thanks to this team that we’ve been able to …
What is the diversity deficit in conservation, and how can we tackle it? In this episode, we speak to Cade London, Diversity Joint Venture Program Manager with the U.S. Fish …

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!