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Project Co-ordinator - Marine Conservation Initiative in Mozambique

Zoological Society of London

Salary: £24,485 - £29,237 p.a Closing date: 26/05/14 Job Description:

We are seeking an experienced Project Co-ordinator to support our new collaborative initiative focused on community-based management of marine resources in the northern part of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique.

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Lead Ranger, The Dinefwr Park, Carmarthenshire

National Trust

Salary: £23,732 Closing date: 20/04/14 Job Description:

Here at the National Trust, we want even more people to enjoy our extraordinary places. We want people of all ages and backgrounds to get involved with them, be inspired by them, and love them as much as we do. That’s why we’ve put some bold ambitions in place. We want everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to feel like a member of the National Trust and, by 2020, five million will be.

 

   

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Living Seas Officer, Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

The Wildlife Trusts

Salary: £19,565 Closing date: 21/04/14 Job Description:

We are looking for a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join our Conservation Team to assist in the delivery of NWT’s Living Seas awareness programme.

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Regional Development Officer - South West

Woodland Trust

Closing date: 21/04/14 Job Description:

This exciting and rewarding role is responsible for identifying and realising regional fundraising opportunities, raising funds for specific projects at a regional and national level, and meeting individual and team fundraising targets.

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Research Ecologist - Demography (Thetford)

BTO

Salary: £24,714 Closing date: 22 April Job Description:

This two-year post is for a scientist in the  Demography Team who will report to the  Head of Demography,
Jacquie Clark, and also work with Dr Rob Robinson (Principal Ecologist, Modelling) and Dr Dave Leech 
(Senior  Research Ecologist). The successful applicant will work on a range of projects concerned with 
analyses of long-term  data from BTO monitoring schemes,  but will also be involved in the development 
of new proposals.

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Assistant Site Manager - Hertfordshire and Warwickshire

Woodland Trust

Closing date: April 21 Job Description:

As Assistant Site Manager you will manage a portfolio of sites in Hertfordshire and Warwickshire and deliver all contracts in your operational area to the highest professional standard (ensuring full compliance with our FSC certification) and in accordance with all Woodland Trust Health and Safety policies and procedures

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Partner Development Officer - West Africa

RSPB

Salary: £26,000-30,000 Closing date: 24 April Job Description:

Internationally the RSPB supports local NGO partners to implement successful conservation programmes and ultimately achieve self-sufficiency. This position is to co-ordinate the RSPB's BirdLife partner development programme in West Africa, initially in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Nigeria. 

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Senior Species Policy Officer

RSPB

Salary: £27,000-£29,000 Closing date: April 21 Job Description:

Do you want to champion our work protecting birds of prey and be a powerful advocate on species policy issues? The RSPB is looking for a passionate and committed advocate to lead and develop our policy on species protection and sports shooting.

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Membership Recruiters (Self Employed)

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Salary: commission-based Job Description:

Does nature matter to you? Are you passionate about our region and its amazing wildlife? Would you like to earn some extra income, at a time that suits you, by doing something that you really believe in? Then why not become a membership recruiter!

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Conservation research volunteer opportunity in Uganda

Salary: none Job Description:

Giraffe Conservation Foundation has a new and exciting conservation research volunteer opportunity coming up in our Rothschild's giraffe project in Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda. Ideally, we are looking for an experienced field researcher who will be available for a 6-months period starting in March 2014. 

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Volunteer for Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Salary: Volunteer Job Description:

If you’re interested in wildlife and enjoy working outdoors then Sussex Wildlife Trust is looking for conservation volunteers to help at local nature reserves in your area.

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Conserve the Amazon rainforest, its wildlife and the Amerindian way of life

Fronteering

Salary: Volunteer Job Description:

Ever imagined what it would be sleeping in the immensity of the Amazon rainforest while waking up to a serenade of cicadas, singing birds and howling monkeys? Through Fronteering's volunteer abroad projects this dream can become reality!

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Wildlife volunteering in Canada and the USA!

Fronteering

Salary: Volunteer Job Description:

Rescue and rehabilitate orphaned and injured animals! Through our Volunteer abroad Program you have the opportunity to give a second chance to orphaned wildlife in Canada and the USA.  

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The trials, tribulations and rewards of being a wildlife guide.

Job Description:

Craig Wickham writes about his 25 years as a wildlife guide on Australia's Kangaroo Island

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Volunteer for RSPB Leighton Moss

RSPB

Job Description:

Have you ever considered giving up some of your time to volunteer? Do you love nature and want to help protect it? Then why not consider spending some of your free time volunteering with the RSPB.

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Wildlife & Conservation Volunteering

Bradt Publishing

Job Description:

But how do you chose which project to go for? Or, even more importantly, how do you know that the 'elephant faeces sampling' in Sri Lanka or the 'snake weighing project' in Guyana are bona fide, well run, worthwhile and safe pastimes for young Johnty & Jemima to undertake?

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Volunteers offered free trip to help butterflies in Europe

Job Description:

A new project is inspiring budding naturalists to take a closer look into the world of butterflies in Europe.

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East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service needs volunteers

East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance Service

Salary: Volunteer Job Description:

A busy Sussex wildlife rescue charity is in need of volunteers who can help with collecting and delivering casualties around East Sussex. The Charity is getting busier every year and is struggling to cope with the demand.

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Help the environment and volunteer with the RSPB

Job Description:

The UK’s largest conservation charity currently has over 12,200 volunteers offering their time to help protect birds and other wildlife and the places they live.

There are hundreds of oppertunities for people with a little time.

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How to get a career in Wildlife photography.

Careers

Job Description:

This is one of the most competitive fields there are in photography. Gone are the days of huge budgets for documentaries or image libraries paying vast amounts for pictures. Most of the oft repeated dross on TV subscription Channels is down to little budgets and saccharine presenters; very few features can stand alongside Planet Earth, Deep Blue and Trials of Life.

Unfortunately nowadays idiotic production companies seem to worry more about having bimbo cement-head presenters than they do original footage. The same can be said for images, especially with the frankly disgraceful 'cheating' that goes on with 'wild' life pictures now. Images are sold royalty free and very few people get fat. Do not let this put you off, talent will always out in the end, but patience and funding is critical, no-one is ever going to give a job to a photography or film student without pedigree. It is essential that one's masthead is a burgeoning one. If this involves taking a loan to go travelling with your camera so be it, prospective employers want to see your portfolio, not listen to vacuous promises. Whether this involves pod casts, promotional DVD's or old fashioned enlargements, they will have to be pretty special to interest the appropriate people.

You need to be original, sensitive and, the old adage of Fleet Street sadly holds true for this more refined art, it has to elicit the reaction of 'Oh wow' or 'Oh my god' or it is likely to be directed to the worthy but ultimately obsolete land fill site of 'could do better' pictures or (alternatively Cable TV).

This is not meant to be a damning indictment of this noble art, but as budgets get squeezed and the genuine wilderness areas become more and more compromised it is critical that imagination, thought, diligence and patience are adhered to otherwise you will tread the wildlife boards for many a year.

Enter competitions, pester news outlets, get in people's faces, it is astonishing how this contributes, but above all be a menacing critic of your own work, only the very best will get you into the ball park.

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