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Assistant Head Keeper - Lancashire

Blackpool Zoo

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: 31/08/2014 Job Description:

Due to the restructuring of the Animal Department, award winning Blackpool Zoo are looking for an experienced Assistant Head Keeper to assist in overseeing the day to day running of the Animal Department within the zoo plus a number of ‘hands-on’ operational duties, you will supervise, support and assist the animal keeping team ensuring best practice, compliance with Health and Safety regulations and a consistent and continuous performance to improve the overall zoo animal management standards.

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Bear Manager - China

Chengdu Bear Rescue Centre

Closing date: 29/08/2014 Job Description:

The position holder will work as part of our Bear & Vet Team responsible for overseeing teams of local bear care staff involved in the daily husbandry and management of the bears housed within the rescue centre.

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Husbandry Team Vacancy - Plymouth

National Marine Aquarium

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: 15/08/2014 Job Description:

We are looking to recruit an experienced Biologist - Diver to join the Aquarium Husbandry Team. A background of aquatic animal husbandry is essential as this forms the majority of the role. One to two years experience in a public aquarium setting would be preferred.

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Lecturer/ Course Manager in Animal Management - Cheshire

Reaseheath College

Salary: £24,098 to £33,229 per annum Closing date: 04/08/2014 Job Description:

Reaseheath College’s state-of-the-art Animal Centre and Zoo have won national recognition for excellence – as have our courses that deliver the very best animal management education. Following a £4 million upgrade of our Animal Centre, we boast an exceptional range of world-class facilities, as well as a team of teaching staff who are genuinely passionate about supporting every student to reach their full potential

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Qualified Keeper - Bedfordshire

ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Salary: £20,694 per annum inclusive of allowances Closing date: 04/08/2014 Job Description:

The Zoological Society of London has a vacancy for a Qualified Keeper on the Hub - Flying Birds/Park Birds/Sealions/Farm - based at ZSL Whipsnade Zoo.

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Project Manager - Cheshire

Groundwork Cheshire

Salary: £25,000 - £28,000 (with terminal bonus) Closing date: 18/08/2014 Job Description:

Following the recent approval of funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for Saltscape, Groundwork Cheshire are seeking to recruit a Project Manager on behalf of the Saltscape Partnership to deliver the approved Landscape Conservation Action Plan over the next three years.

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Coastal Processes Scientist - Lowestoft

Cefas

Salary: £32,021 – £38,485 Closing date: 02/09/2014 Job Description:

Cefas is seeking a highly-motivated coastal scientist to conduct research for Cefas’ s coastal science portfolio, the science base of which includes applications to build and operate new coastally sited nuclear power stations and infrastructure.

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Community Wildlife Education Coordinator - North East

Your Seas

Salary: £17,500 per annum Closing date: 04/09/2014 Job Description:

Your seas project aim is to continue to forge links between local communities in the Northeast through participation, education and citizen science.  This role will involve coordinating all Your Seas activities in the North East.

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Senior Law Enforcement Programme Officer - Congo

TRAFFIC

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: 10/08/2014 Job Description:

This is an out posted staff position of the TRAFFIC Central Africa regional programme, based in the WWF DRC office in Kinshasa.

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Project and Campaign Manager - Germany

WDC

Salary: Not Specified Closing date: 04/08/2014 Job Description:

WDC is looking for an experienced campaigner to lead our anti-captivity work in Germany, in cooporation with the WDC German office, as well as working closely with our wider teams in the UK and US.

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Project Manager - London Zoo

ZSL Living Conservation

Salary: £32,240 including London Weighting Closing date: 14/08/2014 Job Description:

The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is a charity dedicated to the worldwide conservation of animals and their habitats.

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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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