Jemima Williams Jemima is a veterinary student at Cambridge University, specialising in Conservation Science and Ecology. Through immersive blog posts, she hopes to help prospective wildlife veterinarians, such as herself,…
An awesome opportunity to perform conservation diving and gain practical work experience by assisting the research team at the Marine Research Station in the beautiful Perhentian Islands. This is an established project in partnership with the national Marine Parks Department, Reef Check Malaysia and with input from University Malaysia Terengganu and Plymouth University.
This post was updated on 14 July 2020
Communication is a vital part of conservation. It is needed within teams to achieve a common vision and goals, and it is necessary to address a wider audience. Although conservation science is evolving, not many conservationists have professional marketing communication skills. Through this pioneering conservation marketing study internship, we aim to nurture future ecological leaders as skillful communicators.
How to decide what is the right conservation career
‘What’s the right conservation career for me?’ is a question we’re commonly asked. Nature conservation is a diverse and expanding field, but there’s one common thread for all practitioners: an absolute passion for nature and its wildlife.
Apart from this closeness to nature, there are only a few other general traits, as there really is no definitive list of competencies for conservation professionals. Certainly, good communications skills to facilitate team work or engage different audiences are needed, as conservation is just as much about driving behaviour change as it is about wildlife management. Finally, perseverance is a much-needed attribute, in your job search and throughout your career, as it can feel like fighting a losing battle sometimes.
This post was updated on 12 July 2021 with new information