We are the #1 careers advice centre for conservationists – helping 700,000 conservationists in 178 countries across the globe.

We believe that all wildlife is beautiful and that it deserves great conservationists working to protect it. We have extensive international knowledge, experience and a network of contacts within the conservation career sector. This means that we can help job seekers and conservation organisations to form lasting relationships. We do this by providing careers advice and information to a network of dedicated conservationists across the globe.

Our Mission, Vision and Values

The Mission of Conservation Careers is to help conservationists achieve career success.

The Vision of Conservation Careers is a world where wildlife thrives.

The Core Values of Conservation Careers

  • Open – We build trust through transparency and honesty; we’re open to new ideas.
  • Agile – We learn and innovate quickly to achieve our goals and create impact.
  • Collaborative – We work with others to reach our goals.
  • Optimistic – We assume the best and are hopeful, encouraging and courageous. We’re not afraid of failure.

Team Conservation Careers

Dr Nick Askew – Director

Nick is the Founder and Director of Conservation Careers and holds a PhD in the behavioural ecology of Barn Owls. He is a member of the International Coaching Federation.

As a professional conservationist over the past 20 years he has worked across the Academic, Private, Public, Charity and Enterprise sectors.

During his career, he has raised over £2,500,000 for conservation projects across 120 countries to help threatened species and habitats. Recently, he has helped thousands of people into their dream conservation job.

Since establishing Conservation Careers he has spoken to over 500 professional conservationists and curated their advice, and his experience, into an online course.


Kristi Foster – Head of Programmes

Kristi is the Head of Programmes at Conservation Careers and has a Master’s in Conservation Biology.

Her conservation work has led over 9 years to Africa, UK, Australia and Latin America, including for Ecotourism Australia, Fauna & Flora International and the World Agroforestry Centre.

She is an Accomplishment Coaching Graduate (Coaches’ Training Program) and has coached over 100 conservationists in career planning, job applications and personal transformation to realise their full potential.


Lloyd Gofton – Head of Marketing

Lloyd has over 25 years of communications experience in the agency and conservation sector, working in public relations, social media, content marketing, digital marketing, and strategy disciplines.

During his career, he has worked with various organisations, including O2, WWF, Greenpeace, RSPCA, Médecins Sans Frontières, Samsung, Honda and Pizza Express, as well as a wide range of challenger brands.

He started in PR in 1998 and launched his first communications agency, Liberate Media, in 2006. The agency was one of the first in the UK to combine PR, social media, and content marketing services, running campaigns in the UK and across Europe, The Middle East, Africa, North America, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

In 2019, Lloyd decided to focus his career on conservation and animal welfare. He has since worked with organisations such as World Animal Protection, Cheetah Conservation Fund, and Wildlife Heritage Areas. He is also a Director at two marine conservation not-for-profits: Sussex Dolphin Project and Blue Planet Society. Lloyd joined Conservation Careers as our Communications Coach in 2020 and later went on to become our Head of Marketing. 

What we offer conservationists

For free:

Independent careers advice from conservationists. Read our free career stories and guidance to find out what it’s like to work in different roles, for different organisations, and how you can get that dream conservation job today.

Featured Conservation Jobs. Browse our featured job postings for free.

For Members:

By becoming a member of Conservation Careers, you also get access to the following benefits designed to help you in your job hunt or career development. Check out our membership packages here.

What we offer employers

Conservation Careers is the biggest conservation job and training board on the internet, with a package to suit your budget and needs. We list over 15,000 jobs, courses and events each year, and represent a global talent pool of over 360,000 job-seekers each year. Our unique global focus on wildlife conservation roles means we can put vacancies in front of a large and targeted audience of conservation professionals. Hire them here today.

Legal Stuff

Conservation Careers is an eco-enterprise owned by Conservation Careers Ltd – UK Registered Company 09299728 / VAT: 355403315.