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Careers in conservation

Rosanna Pound-Woods

Rosanna has written this careers guide exclusively for teenagers

You don't have to have a beard to work in conservation, even if that does seem to be the stereotypical view these days. Gap-year student Rosanna Pound-Woods wanted to investigate whether there's more to a career in conservation than initially meets the eye.

Below you can read (and watch) interviews with people working in conservation-related jobs, from a parliamentary campaigns advisor and a conservation scientist to a web editor and a species policy officer - plus many others. 

There are also some great tips for getting a career in conservation, as well as advice on useful academic qualifications and volunteering opportunities.

What kind of jobs are out there?

There are hundreds of jobs in the conservation sector. You can be anything from an editor or marketing expert to a scientist or government lobbyist. Read and watch these interviews to get a bigger picture of the conservation world and explore what roles are available to you. More...

What kind of jobs are out there?

Getting your dream job

Once you know you want a career that helps nature, it's time to hone your CV so that when it comes to landing that dream job, you're the dream applicant. There are various routes into conservation, whether you're academic or a bit more hands-on. More...

Getting your dream job

Volunteering

Whatever kind of work you're interested in, there will be volunteering opportunities to help you gain experience in it. You just need to do your research. More...

Volunteering

Top five tips for getting a career in conservation

Rosanna brings you her top five tips for getting a job in this sector. Read these and you'll be well on the way to becoming a conservation superstar. More...

Top five tips for getting a career in conservation

Current job opportunities

Find out what jobs are available right now, and get ideas for some good websites to browse when you're looking for employment. More...

Current job opportunities