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ZSLSalary: £40,000-£44,000 Closing date: 28 March Job Description:
The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) are offering an exciting opportunity for an experienced conservationist with initiative, drive, and excellent leadership and communication skills to take forward our Asia Conservation Programme.More details »
Are you intent on a career in UK marine conservation but have limited practical experience?
Cumbria Wildlife Trust, the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside and North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NWIFCA) have four Trainee Marine and Coastal Conservation Officer skills training placements available through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future project.More details »
RSPBSalary: 20,500-26,000 Closing date: 21 March Job Description:
The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is seeking to recruit an exceptional individual to lead on Marine strand of our Saving Nature Strategy to 2020. This individual will develop and advocate RSPB policy and best practice for the protection of the marine environment, including all marine habitats and species, but especially seabirds, in Northern Ireland.More details »
The Scottish Raptor Monitoring Scheme (SRMS) now seeks a dynamic, self-motivated person with raptor ecology/survey and monitoring experience to co-ordinate the SRMS on a full-time basis. He/she will be supported by the Head of BTO Scotland (Dr Chris Wernham), other colleagues at the BTO in Stirling, and the Chair and representatives of partner organisations on the Scottish Raptor Monitoring Group (SRMG).More details »
Whale Dolphin ConservationSalary: £19,203 pa Closing date: 21 March 2014 Job Description:
WDC is looking for a passionate Conservation Officer to promote active volunteer participation in science by undertaking management of the shore-based cetacean watching volunteer programme, Shorewatch.More details »
The Wildlife For All TrustSalary: N/A Closing date: 23 March 2014 Job Description:
Do you care? Are you searching for that “something more”? The Wildlife For All Trust is an environmental charity with a unique approach. Like many other organisations, we work to conserve endangered species and habitats. Unlike other organisations, we put a lot of emphasis on tackling human problems such as greed, selfishness, and the “me, me, me” mentality. We train our team to understand how these psychological factors have a huge impact on the success or failure of nature conservation projects. The key to the causes of our environmental problems, and to any realistic chance of overcoming them, lies in changing the way we think about the world around us. If this deeper approach appeals to you, there is a chance to get involved with our work, which includes nature reserves in Sussex and South Africa. We all purposely work on a non-paid basis (supporting ourselves with other paid work). We will be holding interviews on Tuesday 25th March. This is a real opportunity to help make a difference.See www.wildlifeforall.org for further details, including how to apply for an interview.
British Registered Charity No. 1006174
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.More details »
Sussex Wildlife TrustSalary: 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.More details »
FronteeringSalary: 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!More details »
FronteeringSalary: 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.More details »
Craig Wickham writes about his 25 years as a wildlife guide on Australia's Kangaroo Island.More details »
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.More details »
Bradt PublishingJob 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?More details »
A new project is inspiring budding naturalists to take a closer look into the world of butterflies in Europe.More details »
East Sussex Wildlife Rescue & Ambulance ServiceSalary: 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.More details »
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.
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.