Webinar | Five things stopping you from becoming a conservationist in 2024

You're passionate about our planet. Driven by purpose. Seeking a career that matches your values and makes a real difference.


But you're not sure how to find conservation jobs or to network in the sector. You're struggling to get conservation experience and become competitive for jobs (without spending lots of time and $£). You put in application after application, without any interviews or job offers. 


If this sounds like you, it's time for a change. 


We asked our conservation community about the biggest barriers they face to working in conservation - and the challenges are clear.


But so are the solutions.


In this special webinar, we guide you through the biggest barriers to working in conservation in 2024. Using 10 years of experience at Conservation Careers and 30 years' experience in the sector, we explain these barriers in detail and why they stop most people from succeeding.


Most importantly, we share what YOU can do to break through barriers and create the fulfilling career you deserve - whether you're a student, job seeker or career switcher.

Meet your hosts

Dr Nick Askew


Nick is the Founder and Director of Conservation Careers and holds a PhD in the Behavioural Ecology of Barn Owls.


As a professional conservationist over the past 20 years. During his career, he has raised over £2,500,000 for conservation projects in 120 countries.


Since establishing Conservation Careers he has helped over 2,000 conservationists to get their careers on track.


Kristi Foster


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 in everything from field work and environmental education to project management and communications.


Since joining Conservation Careers, she has coached over 100 conservationists in career fulfillment, planning, applications and interviews.

What you'll learn

  • What are the top barriers to becoming a conservationist in 2024? We share the biggest challenges, identified by our community of conservationists.

  • What are the biggest mistakes aspiring conservationists make? We explain each barrier in detail and what stops most people from breaking through.

  • How can YOU break through barriers in 2024? We share the actions you can take to stop feeling lost, frustrated or stuck, and start creating your dream career.

  • What's next? Leave the session feeling motivated and empowered to take action, and armed with resources to support you. From free guides to courses, we've got you!

Bring your burning questions and we'll answer them in our live Q&A!


When | Monday 8th January 2024 7:30pm - 9:00pm UK time.

Where | The event will be held via Zoom. 

How | Please register your details below to get the details for how to participate.