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Overseer – Mammals

Bristol Zooligical Society

Salary: £20,548 per annum Closing date: 06/10/2014 Job Description:

Bristol Zoological Society has a vacancy for an Overseer on its mammal section at the Bristol Zoo Gardens site in Clifton, Bristol.  This is a hands-on position with the post holder assisting the head of section with daily care of the Zoo’s mammal collection as well as supervising the staff involved with their care.

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Wild Place Project Animal Keeper - Bristol

Bristol Zoo

Salary: £14,613 per annum Closing date: 06/10/2014 Job Description:

The Wild Place Project is now in its second year of operation and expanding fast. Due to this we have an exciting new position within the animal department. Bristol Zoological Society is proud to be continuing on its journey towards achieving the ultimate goal of the National Wildlife Conservation Park.

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Animal Centre Manager - Penkridge

BIAZA

Salary: £24,072 to £26,292 per annum Closing date: 10/10/2014 Job Description:

We are seeking an enthusiastic and professional Animal Centre Manager with a proven track record and reputation within the animal industry to run and develop our Animal Centre into a beacon of excellence for Animal Care students and visitors.

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Elephant Keeper - Bedfordshire

BIAZA

Salary: £20,694 to £23,802 p.a Closing date: 10/10/2014 Job Description:

A vacancy has arisen for an experienced elephant keeper at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

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Research Assistant in Wildlife Disease - London

Imperial College London

Salary: £29,350 - £30,910 per annum Closing date: 05/10/2014 Job Description:

A position has become available within the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London, based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington.

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Ecologist/Consultant Ecologist (Bats) - Nottingham

EMEC Ecology

Salary: £18,000 - £25,000 pa dependent on experience Closing date: 10/10/2014 Job Description:

EMEC Ecology is a small and friendly consultancy with a wildlife-focused approach whose profits are donated annually to our parent organisation, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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Wildcat Project Officer - Cairngorms

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: Cairngorms Job Description:

The Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Plan identified the need for a captive breeding programme for this species. This has led to an exciting opportunity for a Wildcat Project Officer, based at the Highland Wildlife Park, who will be required to undertake the various field work requirements involved in the delivery of the Captive Management for Release aspect of our Wildcat Conservation Strategy.

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Living Seas Officer - Ireland

Ulster Wildlife

Salary: £23,662 - £24,975 pa Closing date: 13/10/2014 Job Description:

Living Seas is Ulster Wildlife’s vision for the future of the seas that surround us. A major component for achieving Living Seas will be the establishment of a network of ‘Marine Protected Areas’ (MPAs)* around the coast of NI.

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Wildcat Project Officer - Cairngorms

Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

Closing date: 03/10/2014 Job Description:

The Scottish Wildcat Conservation Action Plan identified the need for a captive breeding programme for this species. This has led to an exciting opportunity for a Wildcat Project Officer, based at the Highland Wildlife Park, who will be required to undertake the various field work requirements involved in the delivery of the Captive Management for Release aspect of our Wildcat Conservation Strategy.

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Ecologist, based in Cardiff

Arup

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: Not Specified Job Description:

This role is for a fixed-term (for one year) for an Ecologist for Consulting West, based mainly in Cardiff – with occasional travel to other offices and work locations in the West Region and beyond.

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Membership recruitment for the Wildlife Trust, based in Birmingham and the Black Country

Closing date: 31/12/2014 Job Description:

The role: We need enthusiastic and dedicated people, with a passion for wildlife and flair for communication, to recruit new members to the Wildlife Trust at pre-booked venues, shows and organised events.

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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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