Podcast | The Power of Communications for Conservationists

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 staff who can plan communications activities, who can write effectively, get press and media attention, engage audiences on social media, deliver campaigns, write blogs, produce podcasts and much more.

At Conservation Careers, we analysed over 30,000 conservation jobs from 100 countries, and we found that 41% explicitly wanted people with communications skills or experience.

Here to discuss this today is our in-house communications coach, Lloyd Gofton. Lloyd has over 20 years of communications experience built in the agency sector, working for brands such as WWF, Greenpeace and RSPCA, along with Virgin Atlantic, Samsung and Honda, to mention just a few.

In this episode we talk about WHY conservationists need better communications skills, and discuss some examples of the power of communications for making a real difference in the sector.

So if you’d like to be more employable, and you’d like to have more impact, then listen on. Enjoy.




You can listen and subscribe to the Conservation Careers Podcast on iTunes, Spotify or Stitcher using the following links, or search for ‘conservation careers’ and you’ll find us!


If you enjoy listening please leave us a rating and review on wherever you get your podcasts, it really helps us to get in front of more people! If you can share with your friends that would also be great. If you’ve got any questions or suggestions for the podcast please tweet them to @ConservCareers. We’d love to hear from you!


Would you like to know the core elements of successful communications for conservation projects? Check out our webinar, Communications for Conservation Projects with our in-house Communications Course Coach Lloyd Gofton.

During the webinar Lloyd teaches us:

  • Why communications skills are so important for aspiring and professional conservationists?
  • Examples of successful communications campaigns within conservation.
  • The top 6 communications skills most sought after by conservation employers.

Watch the replay here!


Marine Conservation Jobs, Fundraiser, Land Manager, Organisational Manager, Policy Advocate, Project Manager, Scientist, Animal Welfare, Climate Change, Community Conservation, Ecotourism, Educator, Restoration & Rewilding, Sustainability, Wildlife, Zoology, Expeditions, Podcast, Early Years, Mid Career, Senior Level, Volunteer & Internships, Careers Advice, Professional Development, Wildlife Carer, Communicator, Ecologist, Economist