What can I do with a Wildlife degree?
Wildlife Conservation Future Careers
It is never too early to think about a conservation career once you graduate.
Human impact on the natural world is having a devastating effect on wildlife habitats and biodiversity. It's more important than ever that we take steps to protect and safeguard wildlife and ecosystems.
During your studies you'll develop a range of skills to make a difference. Read on to discover more about careers in wildlife conservation.
Climate Change Careers
A degree in wildlife conservation can open doors to a wide-range of roles and career opportunities. It could lead to finding roles at zoos and animal sanctuaries looking after species conservation in captivity. Graduates have also found roles in country parks and protected conservation areas, helping to rebuild and protect habitats in the wild. There are also a growing number of opportunities in environmental consultancies and in a range of environmental education roles.
As the effects of climate change become more extreme, we need more wildlife conservation and environmental professionals to work to reduce the negative impact.
From renewable energy development to ocean management, there are interventions we can make now to lessen the impact in the future.
Explore some related roles and courses that can help to fight climate change.
Zoos recruit talented zoologists and conservationists to manage many of their wildlife conservation programmes and research projects. Their specialist work includes preventing species extinction through conservation and breeding management programmes, and leading research projects relating to the health and wellbeing of all the wildlife of the zoo.
Wildlife organisations work to maintain, enhance, restore and expand diverse habitats in protected areas such as national parks. Activities can include decreasing pollution in rivers and streams to improve the water quality and restoring peat bogs to provide habitats for many species.
Human activities have a devastating impact on our oceans, marine life and habitats. Marine conservationists work to preserve ocean environments and ecosystems, implement conservation strategies, study marine life and its interaction with the environment, and measure human impact on the oceans.
Environmental consultancies provide their conservation expertise to a number of different areas. One example is in construction. Before construction begins, consultants are employed to analyse the location and recommend appropriate use for the site. This is to the ensure that human development is balanced with wildlife protection and conservation in mind.
BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation
Study wildlife conservation to start your career protecting habitats, safeguarding endangered species and restoring biodiversity.
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BSc (Hons) Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology
Study Wildlife Conservation with Zoo Biology to focus on organisms’ relationship with their environment and learn about conservation practices for animals both in the wild, and in zoos and nature reserves.
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